Neurodiversity and the Law

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Complying with an Employer's duties under The Equality Act

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When it comes to inclusion, neurodiversity refers to a world where neurological differences are recognised and valued like any other form of human variation. This includes people with dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD.

Approximately 15% of the population of the UK are neurodiverse - representing a significant proportion of existing staff, job applicants and customers.

Neurodiverse conditions have been recognised by Employment Tribunals as disabilities. Many neurodiverse employees meet the specific legal definition of disability under the Equality Act because of their condition and can therefore be classed as having a protected characteristic. There are expectations for organisations to make reasonable adjustments for these neurodiverse individuals in their workplaces and to protect them from discrimination. But what does this look like in practice?

More and more organisations are realising that those with neurodiverse conditions have exceptional talents and so the importance of including them and enabling them to be at their best by implementing reasonable adjustments is imperative.

Delivered by neurodiversity specialists Lexxic and DWF Law, this webinar will explore some of the key concepts of neurodiversity in relation to the law. Topics covered will include;

• An introduction to neurodiversity

• The merits of a neuro-diverse workforce

• Understanding the Equality Act and an Employer's duties

• Examples from recent case law and tribunals

• How to manage and empower staff with a neurodifference

• Applying the learnings in practice to your organisation

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About Lexxic

Lexxic are leaders in empowering neurodiversity in the workplace. A specialist psychological consultancy, we believe all minds belong, so it is our mission to inspire a working world that supports and values the talents of neurodiverse minds, empowering individuals to be their best selves at work. Hence, we partner with organisations to create tailored, strategic change programmes and deliver psychological support services to neurodiverse talent.

About DWF Law

DWF Law is a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Like us, our clients recognise that the world is changing fast and the old rules no longer apply. That’s why we’re always finding agile ways to tackle new challenges together. But we don’t simply claim to be different. We prove it through every detail of our work, across every level.Our clients range from FTSE100, Fortune 500, multi-national and household names, from the public and private sector.

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Aidan Healy

Aidan is a Business Psychologist and the CEO of Lexxic. He is on a mission to create a working world where all minds belong. He has fifteen years of experience in people development roles holding qualifications in psychology, leadership development and coaching.

Kirsty Rogers

Kirsty is the Executive Partner for DWF's largest office in Manchester and is additionally the gender lead on DWF's Diversity Committee. As an employment practitioner she is highly recommended for her client focused approach to the delivery of legal services and a coordinated legal solution.

Kirsty was shortlisted as a leader on diversity and change at the ENEI awards in 2018 for her work on leading change within the organisation, promoting diversity, agile working and health and well-being. She was also recognised for her leadership in Neurodiversity by the ADHD Foundation in 2019.

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