Your legal rights as an employee include your standard contractual obligations (what it says in your job offer, contract and staff handbook) - plus the additional rights people with long-term fluctuating conditions should have according to the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act incorporates and builds upon the Disability Discrimination Act and nine other pieces of equality legislation.
It is illegal to discriminate against a person who has a long-term fluctuating illness and employers have a duty to consider making reasonable adjustments to support such an employee or potential employee, or they may be liable under anti-discrimination legislation.
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The Health and Safety Executive website has a useful page on the law and disability, which includes information on discrimination, reasonable adjustments and respecting confidentiality.
If you are the victim of discrimination at work, or unfair redundancy or dismissal, you may take your claim to an employment tribunal.
Please note: Our web pages are offered as a general guide and do not constitute an authoritative description of the law, nor should they replace professional legal advice.