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18 Rights for Disabled People

1. Introduction

You don't have to put up with discrimination or harassment because you have a disability. There are powerful laws to stop this happening. This leaflet explains your legal rights, and what to do if you are discriminated against.

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There is information on:

2. When discrimination can happen

3. What the law says

4. What counts as a disability?

5. Discrimination at work

6. Discrimination when buying and using goods and services

7. Discrimination by private clubs and associations

8. Discrimination when buying or renting a property

9. Discrimination at school or college

10. What you can do about discrimination

11. Going to an employment tribunal

12. Going to court

13. Going to a special educational needs and disability tribunal (Sendist)

14. The Human Rights Act

15. Further Help

16. About this leaflet

This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Andrew Short, barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, specialist in discrimination law.

Leaflet Version:  February 2019

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