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    Entries in Disability (33)


    Landmark ruling on exclusion of disabled students

    Students whose disability impacts on their behaviour are now better protected from discrimination, following a landmark ruling. Are your staff clear on how to ensure discrimination doesn’t take place when managing a learner’s behaviour that might be linked to their disability?

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    Neurodiversity: Are you losing out on skills of people with autism? 

    Given that around 10% of the population is neurodivergent in some way, can HR afford to miss out on this important pool of talent? What are the implications for staff supporting neurodiverse learners in workplace learning? Interested in reading new guidance from CIPD?

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    Supporting Disabled Students in HE – an uphill struggle?

    Are staff aware of the legal rights of disabled students? Do they know how to remove barriers before they might have an impact on students? Would they know best practice on handling disability-related issues in complaints and academic appeals? Would new guidance from OIA help?

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    Take the lead: a guide to welcoming people with assistance dogs

    Do your staff, such as those working in reception, security, student services and estates, know how to welcome and provide support for people with assistance dogs? Do they know the legal duties providers need to meet for assistance dog owners? A new guide might help.

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    Managing long term sickness absence

    Employers often have to grapple with the issue of when to dismiss an employee who has been absent from the workplace for a lengthy period of time. Where this is due to long-term illness, you potentially run the risk of a claim for disability discrimination as well as unfair dismissal if you get things wrong. How robust is your long term sickness absence policy?

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