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September 2010

Depression

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Is depression a disability?

As business continues to be tough many companies are finding it hard to continue employing people who are absent due to long term or regular sickness.  When considering bringing someone’s employment to an end due to ill health one of the key factors employers have to be mindful of is whether the person’s ill health might be classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

One particularly merky area is depression.  If it has been a long term condition is it classed as a disability?  Read More