When should an employer become aware of an employee disability?
When should an employer become aware of an employees disability? A recent Employee Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has resulted in the debatable dismissal of a disabled employee. The claimant (a trade associations finance coordinator for the construction industry) was dismissed due to “poor attendance and timekeeping” and the inability to be depended on whilst in her… Continue reading
Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win
Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a candidate for a job with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against when doing a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The applicant, Terri Brookes, was among thousands of applicants for just 35 vacancies at The Government Legal Service (GLS) and… Continue reading
Employee with dyslexia wins case against Starbucks
A Starbucks employee has won a disability discrimination case against the coffee giant, after problems arising from her dyslexia led her to make mistakes. The employment tribunal found that Meseret Kumulchew had been discriminated against and accused of falsifying documents. She worked as a supervisor at a Starbucks branch in Clapham, south London, where she was… Continue reading