Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

Discrimination by association with a disabled person

If you’re treated less favourably than someone else because you’re caring for an elderly or disabled person, it is called Discrimination by Association. At work you can claim Discrimination by Association if an employer acts in any of the following ways because of your caring responsibilities:

  • Refuses to offer you a job
  • Treats you less favourably

You are also protected outside work from acts of Discrimination by Association such as:

  • Being discouraged from using a service because you care for someone who is disabled
  • Finding it impossible to use a facility because you look after someone who is disabled
  • Being given a worse service than someone else who isn’t caring for a disabled person.

For more information please visit Carers UK website on this link https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/work-and-career/other-rights-at-work/discrimination-under-the-equality-act-2010