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This page introduces employment rights under the Equality Act. You have these rights if your stammer is a "disability" as defined, or in some cases if you are perceived to have a disability.

Link to BSA website:
- BSA employment page has guidance beyond your legal rights. Also more Employment links.
Practically anything to do with employment is covered, including recruitment, promotion, transfers, dismissals, redundancy, training or other benefits.

The Equality Act covers treating someone less favourably related to their disability. There is also an important duty to make reasonable adjustments.

Recruitment and promotion

When in a job

What about losing one's job?

Some individual points:

For more see the Employment FAQs.

More resources

See these Employment links. The following are particularly recommended on the British Stammering Association website, as general guides on stammering and employment rather than focused on the law:


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