Disability in employment

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) says that it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you if you are disabled:

  • in the terms of employment offered;
  • in the opportunities for promotion, transfer, training or receiving any other benefit;
  • by refusing to offer you, or deliberately not offering, any such opportunity; or
  • by dismissing you, or subjecting you to any other negative treatment.

 For information for employers on making adjustments for disabled employees, see information for employers.

 For information on your other rights at work, including relating to discrimination on grounds other than disability, see our general section on working and earning

This section gives information on disability discrimination in the following contexts:


Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014