Neurodiversity and the Law

DATE / TIME 27/01/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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

• 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

– The merits of a neuro-diverse workforce

Find out more and book your free place here.