If a disabled agency worker requires an adjustment (e.g. a specific type of chair), who is responsible for providing it, agency or hirer?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 8 January 2013
The Disability Discrimination Act extends to those working under “a contract of service or of apprenticeship or a contract personally to do any work”. It also renders it unlawful for a “principal”, in relation to “contract work” to discriminate against a person who is a “disabled contract worker”. “Principal” means a person who makes work available for individuals who are employed by another person who supplies them.
This requirement of a contractual relationship can cause problems when it comes to agency workers supplied by employment agencies and businesses to carry out work for third
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