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New Guidance From Acas On Employees With Long-Term Or Life-Threatening Conditions

Acas has published a new guide to help employers manage staff with long-term or potentially life-threatening conditions, including cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis.

As well as specific sections on these three conditions, the guidance, Conditions automatically treated as a disability – The Equality Act and Cancer, MS and HIV, covers topics including telling the employer, the manager’s role, the law on ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled employees, telling colleagues, and keeping in touch with disabled employees on pre-agreed absences.

It also covers the application of disability law to these conditions, and other relevant law such as data protection. It also includes comprehensive links to other resources.

Operative date

• Now

Recommendation

• Read Conditions automatically treated as a disability – The Equality Act and Cancer, MS and HIV on the Acas website

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Jonathan Waters
Solicitor

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