Disability Discrimination in sickness absence, capability and disciplinary procedures

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2008 Police Staff Service Group Conference
25 June 2008

This Conference believes that Police Authorities continue to discriminate against disabled workers despite their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act and their responsibilities according to the Disability Equality Duty.

Harsh sickness absence policies that fail to take account of disability related leave as advised in the Code of Practice for Employment and Occupation, Capability procedures that fail to recognise that performance can be affected when adequate adjustments are not put in place and Disciplinary procedures that catapult disabled workers into long term unemployment continue to preserve institutional discrimination against disabled people.

This Conference calls upon the Police Staffs Service Group to work with the National Disabled Members Committee to review current arrangements on sickness absence, capability and disciplinary procedures and produce a toolkit for negotiators to use in their work to eliminate institutional discrimination.