Disability Discrimination

Managers regularly ask OH whether the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) applies to members of staff, particularly in connection with their sickness absence. A factual answer to these types of questions can only be given by an Employment Tribunal, but OH practitioners will offer guidance in relation to the DDA by advising on an employee’s fitness to work, their limitations at work and recommend adjustments where appropriate.

Further guidance on the DDA can be found on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.