My employer was trying to deny my aspergers is a disability in an employment tribunal. The tribunal dismissed this argument and my employer now accepts that this is a disability.
They are now keen to settle.
Its not over yet but it just goes to show that even if an employer doesn't take aspergers seriously....an employment tribunal judge will.
Well done for standing your ground and sticking up for your rights! So pleased the outcome has been positive - it's tough to take on an employer like this especially when you have to represent yourself. A former colleague of mine has a full Employment Tribunal hearing scheduled later this year, having been discriminated against as an autistic person. Let's hope employers start to take their responsibilities seriously.
I think more of these cases need to have a full hearing to give these cases the publicity that they need. I think then you would start to see real change.
A bit of understanding and tolerance is needed by employers. This isn't asking for the earth.