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A general guide on how you are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act and what your rights are.
Sometimes people who have mental health problems are treated unfavourably because of their mental health condition. This is called discrimination and, if you experience it, you may have a legal right to challenge it.
This information was published in August 2019. We will revise it in 2021.
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