Employment and diabetes Whether you are taking your first step onto the job ladder or looking to change job
- 21 November 2014
Whether you are taking your first step onto the job ladder or looking to change jobs, it is important to show recruiters that you are the best person for the job, regardless of your diabetes. This guidance focuses on employment equality law, applying for jobs and managing diabetes at work.
The Equality Act 2010
This applies in England, Wales and Scotland. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 applies in Northern Ireland. The legislation sets out the principles that employers should follow in their treatment of employees and job applicants with a disability. Although you may not consider yourself to have a disability, workers with diabetes will often be protected by the provisions in the Act