Check the requirements that an individual must meet to fall under the definition of disabled in the Equality Act 2010

Key points

  • The Equality Act 2010 sets out a definition of disability, which must be met for an individual to be protected from disability discrimination.
  • Further to the definition, some conditions are specifically deemed to be a disability under the Equality Act 2010, while others are excluded.
  • Where an individual meets the definition of disability, the employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable him or her to overcome disadvantages in the workplace.

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