Sickle Cell, Work and Employment: A Guide for Employers and Employees on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD)
Work, Employment and Sickle Cell This guide is based on research examining the experiences of people with sickle cell disorder (SCD) in work and employment in England. There are duties on employers under the 1996 Employment Rights Act to provide a contract and not to dismiss employees unfairly. There are also duties under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to enable the inclusion of disabled workers in the workplace, and, since SCD disproportionately affects BME communities, not to engage in direct or indirect racist discrimination, nor in harassment/victimization. If people with SCD are given appropriate support they are able to carry out their jobs.
A downloadable copy of this leaflet is available at: http://sicklecellwork.dmu.ac.uk http://www.sicklecellanaemia.org This guide was first produced in 2019 on the basis of research funded by the Big Lottery and DRILL (Disability Research Independent Living and Learning), a research grant held by Simon Dyson and Maria Berghs (De Montfort University); the Sickle Cell Society and OSCAR Sandwell This work is licensed under Creative Commons [CC-BY-SA]. Except for the logos on the final page, it may be freely used and distributed provided original authorship is acknowledged. It may be adapted for re-use, provided the resultant work is shared back with sickle cell communities by offering the revised material to the Sickle Cell Open: Online Topics and Education Resources (SCOOTER) Project www.sicklecellanaemia.org and/or to the Barriers & Enablers to Employment: Black Disabled Peoples Living with Sickle Cell Disorder Project http://sicklecellwork.dmu.ac.uk
Citation : Dyson, S.M., Berghs, M., Morrison, V. and Sokhal, K. (2019) Sickle Cell, Work and Employment: A Guide for Employers and Employees on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) Leicester: De Montfort University [Available: http://sicklecellwork.dmu.ac.uk ]
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
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