Hidden Disabilities

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Tue, 17th Sep 2019
Southampton - Paris Smith LLP (Lower South East)
Venue Address:
Paris Smith LLP
Number 1 London Road
SO15 2AE
Kate Annand, Doughty Street Chambers
Event Type:
Evening Session
4pm Registration; 4.30pm Start; 6pm Finish
CPD hours:
Spaces Available

This session focuses on the particular issues of hidden disabilities in the context of disability discrimination law.  By hidden disabilities we are referring to conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism and Asperger’s. Our two speakers have particular expertise in this area, will look at what is meant by a hidden disability and the impact of the modern working world on hidden disabilities, such as open plan offices, technological advances and increased time pressures at work. They will discuss the practical considerations from the employee perspective (how to approach the issue with your employer) and tips for managing employees with hidden disabilities, including steps an employer should take when it suspects or finds out that worker is suffering from a hidden disability. The role of occupational health will be discussed, as well as what adjustments are both reasonable and available in this context.

Cost: £40 + VAT

Discounts available 
20% Early Bird Discount available until 30 April 2019.
100% Discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector, pupil barristers and barristers under 2 years call.