If you have a disability you could face many challenges in society; however discrimination should not be one of them.
Knowing Your Rights In Disability Law
If you or a loved one has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term impact on your ability to carry out ordinary day-to-day activities, there are laws in place to protect you from being discriminated against and to ensure the state provides support so that your needs are met.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for you to be discriminated against in the following areas:
- Accessibility of goods and services
When To Pursue Legal Action
If you have not been provided with appropriate services (such as health or social care), equal rights (in employment or education), or have faced restrictions where others in the public or private sector have failed to make reasonable adjustments, you should contact us for expert advice on your options.
Our disability discrimination solicitors have in-depth knowledge of the community care law and the Equality Act and what it means for people with disabilities. We are able to apply the Human Rights Act in a legal claim. Seeking high quality legal advice and guidance is the first step to making a legal challenge and ensuring that you get the fair treatment you deserve.
We can also offer advice on how Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 might affect you - please follow this link for more information.
Fiona McGhie, one of our solicitors, worked with Cerebra to review and update their guide to 'supporting disabled children and young people who are victims of or witnesses to crime'.
You’re In Safe Hands At Irwin Mitchell
If you need expert advice and support with disability legalities, choosing an experienced and distinguished law firm is vital. At Irwin Mitchell we will discuss all of your options and work with you efficiently and sensitively.
We regularly advise people on community care law and the equality duties contained in the Equality Act and have used them in a range of cases, including cases concerning the ability of adults with learning difficulties to marry or have sexual relations, and challenges where there has been a failure to consult over public funding cuts.
Our legal experts are often instructed by a range of individuals and organisations across the country and by the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court to look after the interests of adults who cannot make their own decisions about social or healthcare provisions. We have extensive experience in handling sensitive and complex cases from local resolution to cases in the appeal courts, often involving issues of wider public interest.
Understanding our clients and their needs is of great importance to us. Our disability discrimination lawyers frequently deliver lectures and undertake cases promoting the rights of choice and control for disabled people.
We can advise you on the duties of employers and service providers in relation to disability and we have used our experience to help clients reach positive outcomes in a range of disputes.
Our experienced public law team is fully committed to helping those with disabilities to overcome discrimination and prejudice.
Contact Our Disability Discrimination Solicitors Today
As one of the UK's most successful and respected law firms, no problem is too great or complex for our team of knowledgeable professionals. We offer clear and concise legal advice with your welfare at heart.
Many of our clients qualify for public funding (often called legal aid) or can fund their case through Legal Expense Insurance. Contact us and we will discuss all of the options for funding your case.
For an initial discussion contact our expert team on 0800 028 1943 or contact us online and we will get back to you.