What rights do I have if I have a disability?

Workers with a disability are protected by laws prohibiting disability discrimination in the Equality Act 2010. Disability discrimination laws cover all employers, no matter how many people they employ. There is no length of service requirement. You are protected if you are a job applicant, agency worker or employee. The Equality Act prohibits unlawful discrimination against a disabled person in employment. It also obliges your employer to make reasonable adjustments to help you stay in your job.

If you suffer discrimination related to your disability, you can take your case to an employment tribunal.

See our Disability Rights section for more detailed advice on your rights as an unemployed worker.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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