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Chronic Illness, VNs & the Equality Act at Work

21st September 2021 @ 19:30 - 20:30


To provide insights in to the legal requirements of employers under the Equality Act 2010 concerning supporting VNs who suffer from a chronic illness; and to share a case study from a practice director already carrying out best practice.

Chair: Alex Taylor

Presenters: Nicky Ackerley and Lindsay Hughes

The Equality Act 2010;

Employers have a legal duty to provide support for workers with chronic illnesses. 

The Equality Act 2010 states that employers are obliged to ensure that those with disabilities are not treated less favourably due to their disability, or for reasons related to their disability. An employer must provide reasonable adjustments to avoid any substantial disadvantages that a disabled employee may face.

The conditions covered by the Act are physical or mental impairments that have more than a minor or trivial long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

 Supporting employees with chronic ill health can also minimise the potential costs of long-term absence and staff turnover and can encourage productivity, job retention and quality of life. Furthermore, it can retain the experience, knowledge and skills of a worker.

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21st September 2021
19:30 - 20:30
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