Know your rights – employment

Organisation: SAMH

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People are often anxious about disclosing mental health problems to an employer. Learn about the rights that are there to protect you and ensure you're not treated unfairly.

This short web page provides a synopsis of the rights which protect you if you are concerned about disclosing a mental health problem to your employer. It gives a comprehensive overview of the Equality Act 2010, which says that a mental health problem is a disability if it has a substantial and long term impact on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities. It also provide employers, line managers, support staff and advocates with a short, handy guide on the rights of an employee in the workplace.

At the end of this web page there is a link to download ‘What’s it Worth Now?’, SAMH’s review of the social and economic costs of mental health problems in Scotland, including the costs of unemployment.

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Organisation: SAMH
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SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. It provides services in communities across Scotland.

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