Employment rights

It is against the law for employers to discriminate against you due to a disability - The Equality Act 2010 protects you from this and also states that an employer has a duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to avoid you being put at a disadvantage in the workplace compared to non-disabled people. 

You can find out more about what the Equality Act says employers must do under this duty on the Citizens Advice website.

Read GOV.UK guidance about employing disabled people and people with health conditions

Further information  

There are a number of national and local charities or organisations that have produced other resources of information that you might find helpful.

Disability Rights UK has information about applications and interviews.

National Autistic Society runs employment support services for adults.

Royal Mencap have produced four easy-read guides for job seekers with learning disabilities. The guides cover finding a job or work experience, application forms and CVs, going to a job interview and starting work. 

Scope has employment tips and information about the law that protects disabled job seekers. Support to Work is one of the services Scope offers. It is an online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales who are applying for jobs.

Remploy is a provider of employment services for disabled people and those with mental health conditions. They deliver a range of programmes and you can chat to an advisor online or contact them by phone or email.