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Disability and Discrimination

If you have a disability you have the right to be treated equally and fairly at work and are protected from discrimination by employment law. If you experience problems finding a job or are treated less favourably at work because of your disability, this is discrimination and you can take action against it. Your rights of access to goods and services are also protected by the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).

The Equality Act 2010 stops employers treating you less favourably than others because of your disability. As a disabled worker it also protects you from being required to meet criteria which you cannot achieve, or which you would find much harder to meet than a non-disabled person.

Employers are also required to take steps and make reasonable adjustments to prevent a disabled person from being at a considerable disadvantage. And in common with all protected groups, if you are disabled you are protected from suffering harassment and/or victimisation.

To find out more on this topic, follow the links on the right hand side of the page.

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