When does an employer have knowledge of an employee’s disability under the Equality Act 2010?

This was the question addressed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Lamb v The Garrard Academy. An individual is considered disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a significant and long term effect on their ability to carry out day to day activities. ‘Long term’ means it has lasted, or is likely to last,......

Case Study - Employee Investigations

Sometimes a client will request our support as an independent investigator into either disciplinary or grievance issues. This can be helpful where the client wants someone who has had no previous involvement in a case or where they are too small a company to be able to deliver the required objectivity. In a recent example, we were asked for advice......

Case Study - Recruitment and Interim Management

We recently had a client whose HR Manager announced that she had decided to move to a new company after 15 years’ service with our client. As it had been such a long time since they’d needed to recruit in this area, the client was understandably nervous about knowing what modern trends and skills they should be looking for during recruitment. Havi......

Case Study - TUPE advice and redundancy consultation

With a TUPE specialist in the Ashtons HR Consulting team, we tend to get involved in a number of these technically complex legal projects. In one recent case, a London-based business in the financial services sector decided to outsource part of their work to one of our clients. As the work operations were due to move from London to Birmingham, fo......

Case Study - Sickness absence management

The management of sickness absence can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of people management. One of our clients had an issue with an employee whose work performance was not meeting the required standard – the client was concerned that the poor performance might be linked to a known medical condition. Ashtons HR Consulting were able to p......

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