Your rights at work

About this guide

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against Disabled people when in work, including their terms and conditions, benefits, opportunities for promotion, performance review(s), the handling of any absence(s), pay, training and development, and the termination of employment.

It is important to note that the Equality Act 2010 has a definition of disability and therefore you are only protected if you meet the criteria set out in the definition. When we talk about Disabled people in this guide, we mean those who meet the definition in the Equality Act 2010.

In this guide we look in more detail at the different types of discrimination that Disabled people may experience in a workplace.

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