This guide, produced by the employment law team at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, provides advice to employers whose staff have genetic haemochromatosis, including :

  • What is genetic haemochromatosis and what are the common symptoms?
  • How is genetic haemochromatosis treated?
  • An introduction to disability discrimination
  • The legal definition of disability
  • Is genetic haemochromatosis a disability?
  • Is this true in each devolved region (Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland)?
  • What is a reasonable adjustment (in principle)?
  • If GH is a disability, what reasonable adjustments might I consider as an employer?
  • How to approach a meeting with an employee who has GH and has asked for reasonable adjustments?
  • FAQs
  • Appendix 1: Case Law
  • Appendix 2: Sources of Help for Employers

The guide focusses on employment law in England & Wales, but many of the principles also apply in Scotland & Northern Ireland (where the law differs locally).

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Gowling WLG (UK) LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation in developing this resource.

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