I’m an employee

I have a disability

The legal definition of disability is “A person (P) has a disability if P has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. (Section 6(1), Equality Act 2010.). Increasingly, people with mental health issues are relying on this legislation to enforce their rights.

If you satisfy this definition of a disability, your employer has a positive duty to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate your disability.

The main types of disability discrimination in employment: direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, indirect discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation.

This is a complex area of law and if you feel you are or have been discriminated against on the grounds of your disability, or your employer has failed to make reasonable adjustments, you should take specialist legal advice.

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