Disability discrimination

A general guide on how you are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act and what your rights are. Applies to England and Wales.

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The truth about bullying and mental health

Jenni reflects on her experiences of bullying and the impact it has had on her mental health.

Jenni Richardson
Posted on 11/11/2013

Support from my manager made all the difference

Lorna blogs about how her line manager was able to support her with her mental health at work.

Posted on 15/07/2013

Why management needs mental health training

Krishna blogs about the importance of mental health training for employers.

Posted on 25/07/2013

Discrimination and human rights

In addition to following the Equality Act, all public authorities have a legal duty to respect your human rights. This includes not discriminating against you, which is protected in UK law through the Human Rights Act 1998.

Individuals and private companies do not have to follow the Human Rights Act, so you can’t bring human rights claims against individual people or private companies.

See our information on the Human Rights Act 1998.


This information was published in July 2017. We will revise it in 2019.

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