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didlaw are specialist mental health discrimination lawyers in London. If you are experiencing mental health discrimination at work, please contact didlaw as we have experience dealing with a variety of health conditions and can offer you advice and support on mental health discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination against mental health, if this amounts to a disability, is unlawful and we can help you to resolve any disputes with your employer about mental health discrimination. We are committed to ensuring that any reasonable adjustments are made on your behalf if you experience mental health discrimination at work. Discrimination based on mental health is a serious matter and we are passionate about helping individuals subjected to discrimination against mental health in the workplace.
As mental health discrimination solicitors in London, we are here to help you when you have faced mental health discrimination from your employer. Enquire today by giving us a call or completing our online contact form to receive further information on the services provided by our mental health discrimination lawyers in London.
Find further useful information on mental health discrimination below:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission Advice and guidance on equality and discrimination law. Their Statutory Code of Practice has a wealth of information about discrimination rights and can be downloaded.
Can I dismiss an employee with mental health issues?
Employers are able to dismiss employees – in the sense that an employee cannot prevent an employer dismissing them if that is what the employer is set on doing. In short, an employer can sack an employee for being depressed if they are absent from work for an extended period of time and the employer implements a capability or ill-health dismissal procedure. The question then is whether the dismissal was fair and/or discriminatory. If an employee is disabled under the Equality Act 2010, then the employer may be liable for unfair dismissal and/or disability discrimination if they are dismissed without appropriate process, including consideration of any reasonable adjustments that should be made.
How can employers support mental health?
There are many ways employers can support their employees’ mental health – too many to list here. Many employers offer access to Employee Assistance Programmes, private medical insurance including mental health related services such as counselling or therapy. Flexible working or hybrid working patterns that support employees to attain a good work/life balance may assist in helping employees to manage stress levels. Regular appraisals and one-to-one reviews to keep up with employees’ wellbeing should help managers spot issues early on and put support measures in place. Appropriate policies and procedures can also help.
Can you get sick pay for mental health?
If you are signed off sick, with a Fit Note, and fit into the other criteria to qualify, you should be paid Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for absence in excess of the first 3 days. This applies whatever the reason for your sickness absence. Your employer may have more generous sick pay provision than SSP and you should check their policies in this regard.
Can you take time off work for mental health?
If you are not fit to work, for any reason, you can (and arguably should) take time off sick. If you qualify, you may be paid Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for your period of absence in excess of the first 3 days. Your employer may have more generous sick pay provision than SSP and you should check their policies in this regard.
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