Landmark legal judgement: constructive dismissal covered by DDA
The judgement in the recent case of Meikle v Nottinghamshire Country Council set the precedent that constructive dismissal is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. This means that disabled people whose employers have failed to make reasonable adjustments will be entitled to resign and still claim against their employers.
A further precedent was set in that payments of sick pay by employers are now also subject to the duty to make reasonable adjustments. So if someone is unable to work because reasonable adjustments have not been carried out, the employer will have to pay sick pay.