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HSE and the Disability Rights Commission commissioned research to establish the nature and extent of the problem of health and safety requirements being used as a 'false excuse' for not employing or continuing to employ disabled people or people with an injury or ill-health condition. The research was prepared and published in 2003.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The Equality Act Code of Practice on Employment contains information at chapter 5 on discrimination arising from disability and at chapter 6 on the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

There is also more general guidance for employers about their responsibilities under the Equality Act.

Other Organisations

Updated 2021-04-15