For expert advice or immediate legal representation, please call the disability discrimination solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll call you.
Disability is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, which gives disabled workers certain legal rights when at work. If your employer breaches these rights, or allows another employee to breach them, then you could have a claim.
Unfortunately, our disability discrimination solicitors come across many examples of disability discrimination in the workplace. Examples include:
If you believe you’ve experienced any of the above or another form of discrimination in the workplace due to a disability, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help. Please call our disability discrimination claims team for honest, realistic advice on freephone 0808 175 8000.
Slater and Gordon is committed to tackling stigma and discrimination against people with mental health conditions by challenging employers and service providers who discriminate against individuals with those conditions.
One in six UK workers are affected by a mental health condition (such as depression) at some point in their working lives. Despite this prevalence, lack of awareness is widespread, which often gives rise to stigma and prejudice. People with long-term and severe mental health conditions (such as schizophrenia) are the most socially excluded group of people within society, with up to 80% in unemployment.
The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination related to mental health conditions as well as protecting individuals with physical disabilities. The disability provisions in the Act cover a wide range of mental health conditions, including long-term depression and/or anxiety conditions. Disability discrimination is outlawed at work (including job applications) and in relation to the way goods and services are provided to consumers.
Our disability discrimination solicitors team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers has wide experience of the complex and sensitive issues involved in mental health discrimination cases. Our specialist solicitors have successfully fought cases for people with mental health conditions.
If you need our help or want to find out more about starting a claim for mental health discrimination in the workplace, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Use our online contact form to make an enquiry, or call freephone 0808 175 8000 to speak to one of our disability discrimination claims specialists.
It can sometimes be difficult to prove that a person has been subject to direct disability discrimination in the workplace, and that the treatment or the outcome wasn’t related to something else (for example, incompetence or negligence on the part of the employee). To win your case, you must prove the following:
The difficulty of establishing that disability discrimination has taken place is why it’s so crucial to consult a specialist in this particular kind of case. Slater and Gordon’s disability discrimination solicitors are experts in their field and have successfully proved causation in a wide range of cases for our clients.
We aim to make the disability discrimination claim process as simple as possible. If you think you may have a disability discrimination claim, simply call Slater and Gordon Lawyers to discuss your case and get answers to your questions.
Call our disability discrimination solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 - this number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Alternatively, fill in our online discrimination enquiry form and answer some straightforward questions. Our solicitors will then assess your prospects of succeeding in a claim and contact you to explain your options and the next steps to take, based on the merits of your disability discrimination claim. This service is completely confidential and any advice given will be tailored to your exact circumstances, so you can be confident that you’re receiving legal advice and information you can rely on.
For more information, please read our legal advice guide about the Disability Discrimination Act - Access All Areas, which is available to download and print.
We’ve expert disability discrimination solicitors working across the UK. All are committed to providing a consistent, high quality and responsive service in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
We feel that there’s a perception that disability discrimination is not viewed as seriously as some other types of discrimination, for example race or sex discrimination. We aim to change this view.
Disability discrimination is common but many disabled people aren’t aware of their rights established under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and consolidated by The Equality Act 2010. The attitude of employers has started to change as a result of some high-profile victories in disability discrimination claims in the courts, but these changes are happening slowly.
Executive Reps is our innovative service for individuals facing grievances and disciplinary hearings at work. We can provide union representation throughout a grievance or disciplinary hearing when you’re not a member of a union. To find out more, please visit Executive Reps.You can also contact our disability discrimination solicitors by calling freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
Our expert disability discrimination solicitors have produced two legal advice guides to provide our clients with help, advice and information. Please read or download Equal Treatment for Disabled People and Disability Discrimination at Work and Your Legal Rights.
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