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.