Q&As

How should the employer deal with an employee’s misconduct (eg in submitting fraudulent expenses claims), where the employee claims to have acted dishonestly because of a disability?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 05/04/2019

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • How should the employer deal with an employee’s misconduct (eg in submitting fraudulent expenses claims), where the employee claims to have acted dishonestly because of a disability?

Disability is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Certain conditions are to be treated as not amounting to impairments:

  1. addiction to, or dependency on, non-prescribed drugs (alcohol, nicotine, etc), unless the addiction was originally the result of administration of medically prescribed drugs or other medical treatment

Popular documents