Employment Law

Neurodiversity, Disability and the Law

February 8th 2024

Virtual Seminar

Neurodiversity, Disability and the Law

February 8th 2024

2 - 4pm

Speaker: Jennifer Thomson

Virtual Seminar

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2hrs CPD

Neurodiversity is very much in the press just now. In recent research around 10 percent of the workforce are classed as “neurodiverse” in the United Kingdom. This has a significant impact on the workplace and to claims being brought.

In a 2 hour session Jennifer will provide an overview of the meaning of “neurodiversity,” explore in detail the relevant law and how it applies to workplace claims for employees and employers, and consider the approach being taken by the Courts and Tribunals to such claims.

In particular this session will cover:

  • What is neurodiversity?
  • What are the considerations neurodiversity brings to the workplace?
  • What is the law covering neurodiverse employees? The Equality Act.
  • Are the Courts and Tribunals treating neurodiversity as a disability?
  • What does this mean for employers?
  • What does this mean in other settings?
  • What’s on the horizon in this area?
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Jennifer is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer. She is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury with the Law Society of Scotland. Jennifer has18 years of experience in litigation working both in the private and the public sector specialising in high value and sensitive Litigation.

    Jennifer has a particular interest and specialism in acting on behalf of public sector clients in sensitive litigation including historic sexual abuse claims, bullying and harassment claims, and other claims for psychiatric injury.

    Jennifer is experienced in advocacy and regularly represents clients in courtrooms across Scotland. She holds a Masters Degree in Advocacy from the University of Strathclyde. She regularly provides training and updates to clients about a broad range of topics.

    Jennifer is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and a Notary Public.