In employment terms, disability refers to physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Here we provide resources on disabled workers, disability discrimination, reasonable adjustment, disability discrimination law and case law.

CIPD viewpoint

Disability at work

Explore the CIPD’s point of view on disability in the workplace, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers

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Disability and employment

Explore the UK legal position on disability discrimination and the importance of making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees

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Case law

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Disability Confident employer

The CIPD is a Disability Confident Leader. We work with the DWP and lead the way in changing attitudes towards disability, and to encourage all employers to provide opportunities to ensure that people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions are able to fulfil their potential at work. We regularly review our own people practices and approaches to ensure that our workplace is as open, diverse, accessible and inclusive as possible.