Employer’s responsibilities around mental health?
In layman’s terms (full law click here):
- An employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments.
- If the adjustments are deemed ‘reasonable’ within their resources, and not implemented, the employer would have to defend their failure to provide these adjustments in a court of law.
- Clauses 3, 4 and 5 of section 20 of the Equality Act impose a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments.The duty is set out in sections 20 and 21 of the Equality Act. Click here to read more
Acas figures for the period 2018-2019
show an increase of 54% in disability discrimination cases showing a 30% increase from the previous year which was only 24%.
Employee awarded £257,127
Employee Awarded £239,913
Employee awarded £223,869
The above cases exclude legal fees court costs and fines
Mental health falls under the category of disability.
The Equality Act 2010 is the law that gives everyone the right to challenge discrimination. Protected characteristics, such as gender, age or disability. Mental health falls under the category of disability.
- E- learning courses taken at both parties convenience.
- The CPD Accredited person becomes the initial contact person for your building.
- Advise and help given to the employee.
- Posters inform all employees who to contact for help and advice.
- Competitive prices
- Fully tax-deductible & VAT exempt
- Only NHS UK online counselling clinic
- Advanced CPD (Continued Personal Development) training courses
- Membership discounts on all courses
- Available 24 hours a day on any device
This disability act (2-2-1) is being amended on a regular basis (significant changes 2017). This site is updated in accordance with any adjustment to relevant law. Keep up with the changes or risk the consequences.
Find a copy of the Equality Act here.