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Knowing your rights when applying for jobs

Every employer has the legal obligation as part of the 2010 Equality Act to make adjustments to ensure you have the same access to opportunities as all other employees. This means that they should make reasonable adjustments to accommodate you during the redundancy procedure as well as during the application and interview process for new roles.

More information and advice on job seeking and on your rights is available on Equality and diversity in the workplace.

If you have a disability, when searching for work look for the ‘disability confident’ symbol. This means the employer is committed to employing disabled people and you'll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic conditions for the job.

Watch the Demonstrating your potential: adjustment and openness webinar for tips and advice on sharing information about your disability with employers and what questions you need to ask to ensure they’re the right employer for your needs.

Knowing your rights when being made redundant

Facing redundancy can feel challenging and it is helpful to understand your rights. A good starting point would be Redundancy: know your rights on GOV.UK.

Other useful places to look for advice are:

Last updated 6 months ago