Discrimination at work
Some of us experience disability discrimination at work because of our mental health. Find out about the laws that protect us from discrimination, plus where to go for support and advice.
Useful contacts – discrimination at work
How to find an advocate
If you're in hospital, you can also contact the:
In some situations, you may be legally entitled to the support of an advocate. For more information, see our page on your legal rights to advocacy.
Civil Legal Advice (CLA)
Can tell you if you're eligible for legal aid, and give you free and confidential legal advice if so.
Supports the development of policies to remove inequality between disabled and non-disabled people.
Hears claims from people who may have been treated unfairly by an employer or potential employer.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Promotes and monitors human rights and equality.
Law Centres Network
Information about Law Centres, which defend the legal rights of people who can't afford a lawyer. Includes a searchable directory.
Professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a searchable directory of solicitors.
Connects volunteer lawyers with people who aren't eligible for legal aid and can't afford to pay for legal advice. Includes details of free legal advice clinics.
This information was published in November 2022. We will revise it in 2025.
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