The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a member of staff – either directly or indirectly – because they have a disability. It is also illegal for an employer to harass or victimise a disabled person. Under the Act, disabled people are entitled to a number of rights at work, to ensure they are not put at a disadvantage.

The following help sheet details the rights covered by the act, the recruitment process, redundancy and how to make a claim if you feel you have been discriminated against.