Jodie Hill presented a workshop to employers from across Leeds on 28th July 2015, hosted by Leeds Beckett University, arranged by Mindful Employer in association with MIND and Workplace Leeds, to help organisations to raise awareness and better understand the legal implications of failing to make reasonable adjustments for employees with mental health problems.
Link to the presentation:
Key points include:
Understanding the definition of “disability”
What are “reasonable adjustments”
How to ensure you’re not discriminating
Understanding that an employer can be help responsible for the discriminatory actions of employees
How to communicate with an employee with a mental illness
“Jodie presented us with an excellent definition of disability discrimination and an overview of key information and legal facts on the subject of reasonable adjustments. As a counselling therapist, who often works with people who are on sickness absence from their work due to mental health issues, I was very interested in Jodie’s workshop theme. I found it particularly useful that Jodie defined in plain language what the law sets out on this complex subject.
I thought Jodie’s advice to employers to start thinking about their policies and procedures and making sure that they are knowledgeable about reasonable adjustments and aware of the support they can get to put these in place was very helpful and encouraging to hear.
I found Jodie a knowledgeable speaker and she really engaged the group with her clear and friendly delivery. She was also very approachable after the workshop to answer questions. Her passion for employment law really came across.”
Shona Lowe, Counsellor
If you are facing any of the issues discussed here and require legal advice, or are interested in similar or bespoke Employment Law training for employees in your business, contact:
Jodie Hill, Employment Law Solicitor – 0113 3801 876 / firstname.lastname@example.org