Explains what laws protect you from discrimination at work, what you can do if you are discriminated against, and where you can get support and advice.
You may have other employment rights besides disability discrimination rights.
To find out more about your other employment rights, you can:
When someone is treated worse because of their physical or mental health condition, this is known as 'disability discrimination'.
The Equality Act is the law that explains what a disability is, and when worse treatment counts as discrimination.
Generally, you have to show that you have a disability before you can challenge worse treatment as disability discrimination. The exceptions to this are if you received worse treatment because your employer thinks you're disabled but you're not, or because of your association with a disabled person.
See our pages on disability discrimination for more information.See our full list of legal terms.
This information was published in March 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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