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Our Associate, Emily Yeardley delivers presentation on managing capability in the workplace

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Our Associate, Emily Yeardley was invited to speak at The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) study day on Friday 16th November 2018.

The ACPOHE is a professional network for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The ACOPHE study day was designed to give Occupational Physiotherapists an overview of various topics relating to Occupational Health therapy from a variety of speakers.

Emily’s presentation focused on the ageing workforce and assessing and managing capability in the context of ill-health, long term absences and disability. Emily gave guidance on the correct processes employers should follow to minimise the risk of employment tribunal claims. She provided useful guidance for Occupational Health and medical professionals on reasonable adjustments where an employee meets the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.

Miles Atkinson, the Honorary Chair of ACOPHE, said:

“Emily was an engaging speaker with wealth of knowledge on her topic. The feedback from the delegates has been extremely positive and there were a host of probing questions that were flung around as a result of her presentation. Clearly there is a need for more health care practitioners to better understand the nuances of case law and their role in the legal proceedings and Emily clearly brought this to life in her session. “

Emily delivers regular training to employers and other organisations on employment law issues. If you would like to discuss this article in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact her on 01252 730765 or email her at