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My sister in law has bipolar she worked in an old people's

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My sister in law has bipolar she worked in an old people's home but her former employer will not give her a job the employer said she could not employ her because of her mental illness is this discrimination against my sister in law .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

1. Yes, the employer's response and refusal to re-employ your sister in law breaches the provisions of sections 6 & 60 of the Equality Act 2010, as it amounts to discrimination on the basis of your sister in law's disability, her mental illness, so that he doesn't offer her a job, or her old job back in the old people's home. So your sister in law can sue the former employer for discriminating against her. So I would advise her to see a solicitor and take legal proceedings.

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