Oisín McKerr wins £8,000 in disability discrimination tribunal

Oisín McKerr wins £8,000 in disability discrimination tribunal

13th May 2024

HR Magazine

Raoul Parekh, partner at GQ|Littler, noted that employers should engage employees in open conversations about their progress before resorting to dismissal, especially those with disabilities.

He told HR magazine: “It’s notable that the employee’s disclosure of his autism in the application process was not met with similar frankness from the employer when difficulties arose. 

“There is nothing to stop an employer raising performance or conduct issues with any employee, whether or not they have a disability. 

“Of course, where those issues arise from an employee’s disability, additional obligations for reasonable adjustments or otherwise might apply; but here, the employer and employee were not able even to explore whether those might have been possible.”