HSE defines vulnerable workers as those who are at risk of having their workplace entitlements denied, or who lack the capacity or means to secure them.
Health and safety should not be used as an excuse to justify discriminating against certain groups of workers.
In seeking to protect the health and safety of all workers, find out how British health and safety law protects those at work.
If you employ migrant workers, make sure you are looking after their health and safety properly.
New and expectant mothers
Find out what you must consider if you have any new or expectant mothers in your workplace.
Understand what your responsibilities are and what you need to do to comply with the law.
Health and safety legislation should not prevent disabled people finding or staying in employment and should not be used as a false excuse to justify discriminating against disabled workers.
New to the job
People are at particular risk of injury in the first six months of a job as they may be unaware of existing or potential risks.
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