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Useful organisations

The information in this section is about epilepsy and working in the UK. If you live outside the UK, you can find out about working and epilepsy in your country by contacting your local epilepsy group.

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (England, Scotland and Wales)
The Equality Advisory Support service gives free advice, information and guidance to individuals on equality, discrimination and human rights issues.
Tel. 0808 800 0082
Website: equalityadvisoryservice.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission (England, Scotland and Wales)
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provides advice and guidance on rights, responsibilities and good practice, based on equality law and human rights.
Website: equalityhumanrights.com

The Equality Commission (Northern Ireland)
The Equality Commission provides advice and information about the Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland.
Tel: 028 90 500 600
Website: equalityni.org

Law Centres (England, Scotland and Wales)
Law Centres provide free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people.
Tel: See your local Phone Book
Website: lawcentres.org.uk

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) (England, Scotland and Wales)
ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They offer free advice about employment rights.
Tel: 0300 123 1100
Website: acas.org.uk

Disability Law Services
Disability Law Services offer advice and information about employment law to disabled people.
Tel: 020 7791 9800
Website: dls.org.uk

Jobcentre Plus
Tel: See your local Phone Book
Website: direct.gov.uk (search for Jobcentre Plus)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
HSE can provide general information and guidance for employers about work-related health and safety issues. They also offer a free leaflet Five steps to risk assessment, which aims to help employers do their own risk assessments. This can be downloaded from their website. There is also a specific section about employing disabled people on the HSE website.
Website hse.gov.uk

Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS)
EMAS is part of the Health and Safety Executive. It is staffed by specialist occupational health professionals who give health related advice for people with medical conditions.
Website: hse.gov.uk

Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK has published an employment skills guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions.


This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated August 2018
    To be reviewed August 2019

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