The Equality Act 2010 protects employees and job applicants with mental health conditions from discrimination. Read here for more on what the law says
Disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010
It is unlawful for an employer to treat a disabled job applicant, or employee, less favourably, simply because of their disability. This type of discrimination is known as direct discrimination. It is unlawful and cannot be justified.
Discrimination arising from disability
Discrimination arising from disability which occurs when:
- An employer knows or could reasonably be expected to know that the person is disabled.
- The disabled person…