Are there certain conditions in which an individual is automatically deemed disabled under the Equality Act 2012?

20/06/2022

Yes, deemed disabilities include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Blindness, severe sight impairment, sight impairment and partial sightedness (provided this is certified by a consultant ophthalmologist) and severe disfigurements.

In all other cases, the statutory test applies. This states: “A person (P) has a disability if (a) P has a physical or mental impairment, and (b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

20/06/2022
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