The Equality Act 2010 says that you cannot be discriminated against because of any disability, whether it relates to a physical condition or to your mental health. If you have suffered discrimination at work due to any disability, our experienced solicitors are here to help you.

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Under the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful for you to be discriminated against in the workplace because of a disability. If you have any condition that affects your ability to carry out everyday activities to any significant extent, and which has lasted or is likely to last for 12 months or more, your disability may fall under the protection of the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 exists to protect you against all forms of disability discrimination including mental health issues such as long-term depression, stress, and anxiety.

Disability discrimination can include:

  • Being unfairly selected for redundancy because of a disability.
  • Being dismissed on account of a disability.
  • Offensive comments being made about your disability, which are ignored or not dealt with by your employer.
  • Failure by your employer to agree to a request for reasonable adjustments to be made to your workplace.
  • Failure by your employer to agree a request for flexible working.

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against people with mental health issues in the same way as it protects those with physical disabilities. The definition under the Equality Act 2010 includes a wide range of mental health issues including long term depression, stress, and anxiety. This means that your employer has a legal duty to make sure you are not discriminated against, harassed, or victimized because of any mental health issues you may have. Your employer may also have a duty to make reasonable adjustments.

The Equality Act 2010 has been extended to cover direct discrimination and harassment suffered because of the disability of a person with whom you are associated, even if you are not disabled.

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