This employment law guide explores the basics of obesity and disability discrimination and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.
The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011 aim to protect employees from less favourable treatment within the workplace because they have a disability.
Disability discrimination can arise in every stage of employment, from recruitment and selection to dismissal. Employers should be aware that a person does not have to be an employee to claim disability discrimination; it can occur before employment begins, for example job applicants can claim discrimination.
A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment on obesity has thrown the spotlight back on disability discrimination. This document will address the issue as it currently stands.
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• What is a disability?
• What is disability discrimination?
• Reasonable accommodation
• Claims for disability discrimination
• Obesity and disability discrimination
• Decision by the court
• How this affects employees in Ireland
• Reasonable adjustments