Spotlight: Dyslexia in the workplace – Legal Rights and Duties
12 March, 2024
Dyslexia can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to engage in the workplace. However, while it can create challenges, people with dyslexia have unique skills and talents and can add real value to their employers. For instance, many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning, and in visual and creative fields.
Drawing on her experience working in this area, Katie Harris, Senior Associate Solicitor, from Boyes Turner LLP will discuss the challenges and benefits of having dyslexia in the workplace, how employment law protects people with dyslexia, and the practical steps employers can and should be taking to better support people with dyslexia and comply with their legal obligations towards them.
Katie Harris, Senior Associate Solicitor – Boyes Turner LLP
Based in the Thames Valley, Boyes Turner is ranked by leading legal directory guides Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as one of the UK’s leading regional law firms and a ‘regional heavyweight’.
Katie is a specialist employment lawyer with over 10 years’ experience advising and representing a variety of organisations and individuals. She has a particular interest (both personally and professionally) in disability discrimination with a focus on neurodiversity and has acted for a number of clients providing representation and advice on complex disability discrimination claims involving neurodiverse individuals. In addition to representation in tribunal litigation, Katie regularly supports employers with difficult employee relations issues, often involving employees with complex health conditions including neurodiversity, and has worked with several well-known global brands. She is recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories as a leading employment lawyer in the Thames Valley.