Looking for work if you're disabled

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Applying for a job

You may be able to apply for an Access to Work grant if you need communication support at your job interview (for example, a British Sign Language interpreter or a lipspeaker).

Questions about your health or disability

An employer is not normally allowed to ask you questions about your health or disability before they offer you a job.

They can only ask you about this for very limited reasons, for example to:

  • make ‘reasonable adjustments’ - for example if you need a large print version of a test
  • decide if you can do something that is an essential part of the job

If you’re treated unfairly when you apply for a job

Contact the Equality Advisory Support Service if you think you’ve been treated unfairly.

You may also be able to take a complaint to an employment tribunal - you have to do this within 3 months of the discrimination happening.