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      Your rights

      These factsheets explain what the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act mean for you if you are deaf or have a hearing loss.

      Find out about your rights under the Equality Act at work, when looking for work, and when using public services, and how the Equality Act defines 'disability'.

      You can order our free factsheets and leaflets from our Information Line.

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      Your rights when using services

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you are deaf or have hearing loss and want to know how the Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination when someone provides goods, facilities or services. For simplicity, we refer to them all as ‘services’.

      Factsheet
      Updated 10 Oct 2017
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      How does the equality act define disability

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want to know how the Equality Act defines ‘disability’ – and whether the Act protects you from discrimination because of your deafness, hearing loss or tinnitus.

      Factsheet
      Updated 23 Aug 2017
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      Equality Act 2010 an overview

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want an outline of how the Equality Act 2010 protects people who are deaf or have hearing loss from discrimination (unfair treatment).

      Factsheet
      Updated 23 Aug 2017
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      The Human Rights Act

      This factsheet explains what the Human Rights Act 1998 is and how it might help you if you are deaf or have hearing loss.

      Factsheet
      Updated 23 Aug 2017
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      The Equality Act 2010 - your rights as an employee

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you are deaf or have hearing loss and want to know what your rights are at work, or when you’re looking for work, under the Equality Act 2010.

      Factsheet
      Updated 10 Oct 2017
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      The public sector equality duty

      The Equality Duty requires all public bodies (such as the police and the NHS) to play their part in making society fairer, by tackling discrimination and creating equal opportunities for all. In this factsheet we explain what this means for people with a disability.

      Factsheet
      Updated 10 Oct 2017
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