Equality in employment
The Equality Act 2010 considers someone disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
If you’re a disabled employee, your employer has a duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' to reduce or remove obstacles in the workplace. This is to ensure that you’re able to carry out your duties without being disadvantaged.
- Targetjobs – Disability and mental health: diversity matters
- Your rights around disability and mental health
- Finding disability-positive employers
- BlindinBusiness- helps visually impaired undergraduates and graduates find jobs.
- British Dyslexia Association - advice on finding and applying for jobs, how and when to tell employers about dyslexia and dyslexia support in the workplace.
- Capability Scotland - range of services to disabled people in Scotland.
- EmployAbility - information on internship and placement opportunities and specialist recruitment events.
- SCOPE - Supporting disabled people in gaining and sustaining meaningful work.
- Shaw Trust- supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work and find jobs. Its student and graduate scheme has placement and graduate opportunities with major employers which are open only to disabled people.
- Motability Scholarship Programme - Scholarship Programme incorporating degree sponsorship and a paid summer placement each year.
- Papworth Trust - assists with job hunting, skills development, and finding work placements.
When you apply for a job you’re not required to disclose your sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 protects you against discrimination, whether you identify yourself as gay, lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual. This means that if you do decide to disclose your sexuality, it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against you on that basis.
- Finding LGBT-positive employers
- Disclosing your sexual orientation when marketing yourself to employers
- Your rights around sexual orientation issues
- Finding trans-positive employers
- Disclosing your trans status when marketing yourself to employers
- Your rights around trans issues
- LGBT Youth Scotland - the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
- LGBTScotland - Charter of Rights – the University of Stirling holds the LGBT Charter of Rights Bronze Award.
- Stonewall - the Stonewall website provides practical information such as the Top 100 gay friendly employer guide and the Stonewall's starting out guide
- Inside and Out - Is specifically designed to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduates learn more about careers in the investment banking industry.