Employers’ Disability Information Service Launched

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The new national Employers Disability Information service (EDI) designed to provide employers with an expert peer source of advice and information on employing staff with disabilities was launched earlier this month. The main focus of the service is to promote increased employment of people with disabilities. A consortium of Chambers …

Starbucks dyslexia case has implications for all employers

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A woman with dyslexia has won a discrimination case against her employer, Starbucks, after being wrongly accused of falsifying documents. A tribunal found that Meseret Kumulchew had faced discrimination on the grounds of disability after making mistakes due to her difficulty with reading and writing. She was accused of deliberately falsifying …

An Out-of-date Staff Handbook is a Liability!

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An organisation’s people are its greatest asset, but can also be the source of significant risk.  Having an up-to-date handbook in place, which is tailored to the company’s specific needs, contributes significantly to managing those risks. It is vital that employers make clear the parameters within which employees should work, …