Lords strengthen employees’ rights

    The Disability Rights Commission has welcomed a law lords ruling
    that employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for
    disabled people if they are unable to carry out their job due to
    their disability.

    The DRC took the case of Susan Archibald to the House of Lords
    after she was unable to carry out her job as a road sweeper with
    Fife Council following surgery which left her unable to walk.

    She had re-trained and applied unsuccessfully for more than 100
    posts before being dismissed by the council on the grounds of
    capability.

    Law lords ruled unanimously that there should be a duty on
    employers to make adjustments.

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