- You have a disability.
- Someone thinks you have a particular disability.This is known as discrimination by perception.
- You are connected to someone with a disability. This is known as discrimination by association.
You are also covered by the Act if you have a progressive condition like HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis, even if you are currently able to carry out normal day to day activities. You are protected as soon as you are diagnosed with a progressive condition.
You are also covered by the Act if you had a disability in the past.
For example, if you had a mental health condition in the past which lasted for over 12 months, but you have now recovered, you are still protected from discrimination because of that disability.
The EIS participates in a range of activities to promote disability equality, including participating in the STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee and sending a delegation to the annual STUC Disabled Workers' Conference. The EIS also considers disability equality issues at the Equality Committee.
EIS Equality Reps can advise on disability matters, and promote disability rights in their area. To find out more about Equality Reps click here.Useful Links: