No Discrimination is Practised

What you must do - law 3

Disability - disabled workers

  • Mentally or physically disabled persons cannot be discriminated against as long as they are able to perform the necessary tasks.
  • The law covers recruitment, selection, promotion and dismissal, and applies to both directly employed and contracted workers.
  • Disability is defined as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
  • Should an employee become disabled whilst working for an employer, the employer must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the conditions of employment in order to allow the worker to continue working for them.

Pregnancy and maternity leave - women


  • When a woman becomes pregnant you must allow her paid time off for ante-natal care.
  • Ensure health and safety protection is adequate for her.
  • Allow her to return to her job after maternity leave.
  • Pregnant women or women on maternity leave may only be dismissed for reasons not related to pregnancy where there is clear evidence to this effect.




  • Employers must ask for proof of identification (Chapter 8 requirements) for ALL workers including UK citizens i.e. not just foreign workers.

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