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Advice for Employers and Employees

Welcome to the Local Offer Advice for Employers and Employees  page.

The contents of this section provides employers and employees with useful SEND information with regards to, legislation, current news and support services. 

Inclusion Advice for Employers and Employees

In this section you will find easy read guides to information about rights and reasonable adjustments in the workplace, for both employers and employees. 

Easy read guide to telling people about your disability or health when you apply for a job (opens a PDF document in a new window)

Easy read guide about making sure you are being treated fairly at work (opens a PDF document in a new window)

Equality and Human Rights Commission - In Employment: Workplace Adjustments (takes you to a new window)

Employers Resources

Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, they help organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees. Ultimately, their aim is to transform the life chances – and experience – of disabled people as employees and consumers. To visit their website click here

Mencap offer information, resources and best practice guides for employers of people with a learning disability. Should you wish to access their resources please click here.

Rathbone - a charity and voluntary organisation which provides education and training for young people and adults with special needs. Further information can be found by clicking here. 

The Shaw Trust - is a national charity that provides routes to work for people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to disability, ill-health or other social circumstances. Follow the link for more detailed information:

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities look at how a service is doing and see how to help make it better for people with learning disabilities. 


Employment Law

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Employment laws encompass many legal Acts including:

  • Employment Rights Act 1996, Equality Act 2010, The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, The Collective Redundancies and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
  • Employment Rights Act 1996, The Flexible Working Regulations 2014, Employment Act 2002
  • Employment Rights Act 1996, The Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) regulations 2002, The Part-time Workers
  • Equality Act 2010, Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974, Data Protection Act

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.

Find out more about who is protected from discrimination, the types of discrimination under the law and what action you can take if you feel you’ve been unfairly discriminated against.

Support for Employers and Employees

The Council for Disabled Children offer substantial information that supports the move of young people from training into employment. You can find the information provided by the Council for Disabled Children  in the external link area of this page. 

HMRC leaflets, factsheets and booklets

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC) is a non-ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regulatory regimes including the national minimum wage.

HM Revenue and Customs provide a wide range of leaflets, factsheets and booklets to support both employers and employees, please click this link to search HMRC.


Support to Work-Employment Support Programme

Support to Work: employment support programme

Support to Work is an online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales who are applying for jobs. If you require further information please use the link here.

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