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Landmark case re autism & employment in UK

Discussion in 'Autism Spectrum News, Events and Research' started by Autistamatic, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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  2. Juliettaa

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    Thank you so much for this info @Autistamatic.

    My most recent access to work report has lots of recommendations, some of which are around sensory issues I experience in an open plan office. None of the recommendations have been implemented by management - 4 month delay and counting. The delay is unreasonable and the matter is in the process of being escalated.

    I will copy the link to my trade union representative for info.
     
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    Seems like another classic example of why it's better to be autistic or disabled in Britain than in the United States. Where the legal system has a more elevated and sympathetic understanding of the plights of people, particularly in the workplace.

    Though it's also a reminder for those of us in this forum to preface what country we are from before soliciting for advice that involves such legal considerations. Where policy and courses of action can differ greatly depending on where one resides.
     
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    yes but remember like all countries money is king if a company has enough money they won't want to implement changes they will waste money on solicitors to do that
     
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    just reading an article in the lawgazette.co.uk ,where a solicitor from Wiltshire law centre was basically asked by the legal aid board if her clients ( Who are autistic )were intelligent enough to represent their self ( to a degree )in a housing case this is what concerns me about this ruling !,if a person has to go to court again trying to get it implemented and needs legal aid are the legal aid board going to discriminate again!!!