First and foremost, as a person with a disability, it is important that you know your rights. Whatever your disability may be, you have a right to equality, respect, and understanding within a workplace setting.
The Equality Act 2010 protects your rights with processes in place to shield you from discrimination.
The act defines all impairments or conditions that are regarded as disabilities and emphasises the legal duty of employers to provide accessibility and flexibility for employees who are disabled. This means ensuring all disabled employees can work both effectively and safely in order to reach their full potential.
If you want more information, visit The Equality Act 2010 page on the gov.uk website.
We understand that you may face additional difficulties when you are looking for a job as a disabled person which is why we have created this guide to provide all of the information you need to make finding an accessible job as easy and stress-free as possible. Covering everything from grants and schemes available to you to what rights you have during a job application process and financial support, we are dedicated to providing you with the most up to date information from the government, charities and institutions across the UK.
We also understand the impact that Covid-19 has had on all areas of employment from the number of vacancies available, to ensuring safety in the workplace. Our aim is to provide you with support and guidance to make sure you are safe, happy and informed to make the best decisions for you.
With things constantly changing in this uncertain time we want to make sure you have access to the most up to date information. If you are looking for support in your local area, visit our page on Finding Help In Your Area.
As well as all of our resources, we have created a practical space to help you find a supportive and fulfilling career. Our jobs board is full of jobs with employers who have shown their support to disabled candidates. They are actively seeking out disabled job seekers like you to join their team.