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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
I've been working there since January 2013
Whilst there is nothing stopping you from asking for compensation directly from the employer, it is highly unlikely they will agree to that and you also cannot force them to compensate you in any way. Any such compensation would be done entirely at their discretion and I have not really seen any employers willing to just do that, so whilst you have nothing to lose by as*****, *****’t have any major expectations that it will lead to anything.
It therefore means that to have any chance of compensation you should pursue them for disability discrimination through the tribunal. You do not have to leave your job to do this and can submit a claim whilst still employed by them. However, you would first have to go through ACAS and use their early conciliation service. This is a free service where ACAS act as a mediator between the two parties and try to reach some sort of compensation agreement without the need to go to tribunal. If that fails then they will give you the go ahead to make your claim if you still wanted to pursue that.
You must also consider whether you are still within time to make a claim – this must be done within 3 months of the discriminatory act complained of. This is likely to be a refusal to make reasonable adjustments, so the latest occurrence when they failed to hold a 1-2-1 meeting with you. The conciliation process places that deadline on hold until it is completed so you will get an extension on the deadline to claim.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
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Your answer has been a great help. Really appreciate the advice.
Feel free to close the ticket
Thanks for getting back to me and will do, all the best