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Share Your Experiences Of Disability Discrimination In The Workplace

Have you lost your job, been passed over for promotion, or failed to be hired due to a mental or physical disability? We want to hear your stories.

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In the UK, it's unlawful to discriminate against employees because of a mental or physical disability, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

BBC News - Call to end workplace disability discrimination by employers https://t.co/29lKpIRtRk

Many people with a disability report that they've been dismissed from jobs or prevented from working, largely due to the fact employers aren't willing to make changes to the physical workspace, or to be more flexible with working practices.

Perhaps you've been discriminated against due to a long-term health condition, like HIV or cancer...

Twitter: @CenterApril

According to a 2016 survey by cancer charity Macmillian, 18% of people diagnosed with cancer faced discrimination from their employers or colleagues.

...or an employer failing to understand or make adjustments for periods of mental ill health.

Twitter: @lim6488

Although mental ill health is covered under the Equality Act, the charity Mind have gathered many accounts of people who have faced direct discrimination at work, e.g. people with bipolar disorder being barred for applying for promotions.

Or has an employer failed to make adjustments that would make it easier to carry out your job?

#bbcdp Reasonable adjustments I worked at a school that removed the lowered reception desk for wheelchair users, A SCHOOL!!!

Whatever your experiences of discrimination at work are, we want to hear about them. Tell your story in the comment section below, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video.

Please let us know what country you're based in when leaving your comment. Also, please don't mention employers or individuals by name. If you'd like to get in touch with us with more details of your experience, email Hilary.Mitchell@buzzfeed.com. Thanks!

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