Hi all - my first post.
I'm sure many of us have experienced discrimination at work of one form or another in relation to our breathing disability but how many of us have looked at it within the context of the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 and in particular the clause added in 2004 covering the responsibility of all employers to make ""reasonable adjustments"" to accommodate the needs of disabled people. I've noticed a growing number of posts here talking about employers disregarding the needs or problems of employees with asthma, making derogatory remarks about the condition or motivations of the sufferer, and even a couple of cases where people have faced disciplinary hearings under capability policy due to time off sick or being denied the right to time off for hospital appointments.
I'm no expert on the law but I wondered if anyone had explored the limits of the act with regard to these sort of issues and whether there is a case under the DDA in such cases? I have certainly had issues myself due to time off sick in past jobs where it has come up in interviews and I feel employers should be more sensitive to the unavoidable tendency for people with asthma to be ill at times and not hold that against them when it comes to future prospects.
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