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The UK equality laws and epilepsy

This information about the equality laws is for people who live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

If you are looking for information about disability discrimination in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation.

The two equality laws in the UK are the Equality Act 2010 in England, Scotland and Wales and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland. This information looks at the areas of life where the equality laws can help people with epilepsy. It also looks at different types of discrimination, and tells you what you can do if you think you have been treated unfairly.

If you would like to see this information with references, visit the Advice and Information references section of our website. See UK equality laws and epilepsy.


Epilepsy Action would like to thank Carl Graham, solicitor and partner in UK law firm DWF LLP for reviewing this information.

Carl Graham has declared no conflict of interest. 

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

  • Updated May 2016
    To be reviewed May 2019

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