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disability discrimination

  • How am I protected against disability discrimination?  more...
  • What is disability?  more...
  • What are 'reasonable adjustments'?  more...
  • What counts as a disability for discrimination purposes?  more...
  • What can I expect my employer to do to take into account my disability?  more...
  • Does the law include a set list of disabilities?  more...
  • What are my disability rights?  more...
  • Who is covered by the disability discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010?  more...
  • How do I know if my disability is covered by the Equality Act 2010?  more...
  • If my disability meets these conditions, do I automatically qualify?  more...
  • Is 'reasonable adjustment' expensive?  more...
  • Can I get government help to access work?  more...
  • Am I entitled to time off work to adjust to my disability?  more...
  • What can I do for myself to adjust to my disability?  more...
  • What should my employer do to help me further?  more...
  • What can my GP do to help me with my disability?  more...
  • How soon should I talk to my employer about my disability?  more...
  • Where else can I get help on disability?  more...
  • What can I do if my employer won't help me?  more...
  • I think employers may be turning my applications down because of my disability. What can I do?  more...

further information

Official information on your rights at work as a disabled person, including details of the disability discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the accompanying Code of Practice (produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission), is available free on the disabled people section of the Gov.UK website.

An independent helpline, the Equality Advisory Support Service, provides advice and information on issues relating to workplace discrimination in England, Scotland and Wales. The free helpline number is 0808 800 0082. The website address is: http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

In Northern Ireland, you can get help and information from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Helpline: 028 90 890 890.

Mind, the mental health charity, has factsheets and advice on mental health and work for both employers and employees. Helpline: 0300 123 3393.

Employers' Forum on Disability. Tel: 020 7403 3020.

RADAR (the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) is a network of disability organisations. It campaigns on access to work issues, and has published a guide to getting and keeping a job while managing ill health, injury or disability called Doing Work Differently. Tel: 020 7250 3222.

The TUC has published a free guide, Disability and work: A trade union guide to the law and good practice to assist unions in challenging discrimination and in negotiating good policy and practice.

The employment section of the RNIB website provides information for people undergoing sight loss on rights, support workers, accessibility, assistive technology, financial assistance and more. Helpline 0303 123 9999.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) provides resources and training to help deaf and hard of hearing people find and stay in work, including a network of employment advisors. Helpline 0808 808 0123.