Autism and ADHD in the workplace – a guide for employees

David acts for an ever-increasing number of employee and senior executives (often with late) diagnoses of ADHD and/or Autism.

These conditions can often cause difficulties for employees in the workplace especially where their employers are unsympathetic or do not understand such conditions.

There is often a period of disruption until the correct medication levels are established.  Clients struggle during periods of medication supply shortage.

Some employers, on learning that their employee has a diagnosis of autism and/or ADHD can form the incorrect view that the employee is somehow ‘damaged goods’ and incapable of doing their job.

Employers often fail to consider reasonable adjustments to help their employee or treat them badly because of their disability.

David has 30 years’ experience in advising employee and senior executive clients with autism, ADHD and other disabilities on their employment law rights.

Being a proud parent of a neuro-diverse child helps David me to understand at least some of the challenges faced by these clients.

In addition, David also advises employee/senior executive parents with caring responsibilities for neuro-diverse children experiencing discrimination by association in their employment due to those caring responsibilities.

Often employers wrongly perceive that such parents do not have the capacity to care for their disabled child and also be able to deliver in their employment roles.

If you have autism and/or ADHD and are having issues at work please contact David for an initial discussion about how he can help.

If you are the parent of a child with autism and/or ADHD and you are experiencing issues with your employer due its perception that you are somehow unable to fully deliver at work due to your caring responsibilities please contact David for support.


This article/blog is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking or deciding not to take any action.

Ella Hall
16/02/2024
David is a fantastic Employment Lawyer. If you need someone in your team who is completely onside, professional and supportive I don't think you can do better. He really knows his stuff and is laser focused on getting the best outcome for his client. David's a seasoned professional as demonstrated by his ability to respond quickly, pick up essential detail and develop a no nonsense response. I would have no hesitation in recommending David as an Employment Lawyer. ·
lloyd ridgwell
15/01/2024
Clear, considered, expert employment law advice from David Greenhalgh. Wont go anywhere else.
Noella Lee
27/12/2023
David has been truly outstanding, dealing exceptionally swiftly with my case. David provided me with detailed advice and assisted me to receive a very satisfactory conclusion. I cannot thank him enough.
Adrian Challinor
13/12/2023
I have known David for a number of years and have taken his advise and assistance on a number of occasions. David is a unique person. He very quickly understands the employment issues andaddresses them in a very friendly manner. His approach to me was to help me understand the employment issues and legal aspects in a manner that I could understand. He talks in English, and leaves the hybrid legal/HR jargon behind. His insights are clear and concise. Always to the point and helpful. His advise practical and useful. He was extremely quick to respond to my initial outreach and very accomodating about the time when we met to discuss the issues. He took a strategic view on my employment issues, focusing more on the long term aspects rather than short term issues. He is, and will continue to be, the person I reach out to for all employment issues. I have recommended his services to a number of my friends and colleagues. I would not hesitate to do this in future.
Claire Benson
08/12/2023
David provided excellent advice and reassurance throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend David's services to others.
S D
07/12/2023
David was very efficient, clear & concise at all times and provided good advice, along with regular updates and follow ups. Thoroughly recommended.
Alex C
07/12/2023
Great service! David really knows his stuff and works hard to get a good result for his clients
Arijana D
07/12/2023
Very practical, honest and reliable. Very grateful to David
Brian Vint
07/12/2023
have recommended David’s services to others
Julie Humphreys
07/12/2023
David provided clarity during a particularly difficult time. He was very responsive and brought the matter to a swift conclusion.