Supporting Disabled Members – a Guide for Usdaw Reps
The Equality Act 2010 gives thousands of disabled Usdaw members important employment rights. Members and Reps should be aware of these rights and the situations where the Act can help.
Download: Supporting Disabled Members – a Guide for Usdaw Reps
Date Posted: 12 April 2011
- Members with a disability have a right not
to be treated less favourably.
- Members have a right to have reasonable
adjustments made to their job or work to take account of their
- The law also protects people who are
wrongly thought of as being disabled and those who have been
treated less favourably because of their link with a disabled
person. Someone who cares for a disabled child or adult is
protected from direct discrimination and harassment. However the
Act does not give carers the right to reasonable adjustments. Only
disabled people have this right.
This guide contains the following
- What do we mean by disability?
- When might the Equality Act help?
- Reasonable adjustments - what can be
- Sickness absence
- Ill health dismissals
- Redundancy selection
- Changes to the systems of work
- Health and safety
- Making a complaint to Tribunal
- Access to work
For further information contact your local Union office or phone 0845 60
60 640 (calls charged at local rate) to connect to your
You can also email the Equalities section at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Disabled Members - A Guide
for Usdaw Reps was correct at date of publication April