Mental Illness: Discrimination

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to extend provisions in the Equalities Act 2010 related to protection against discrimination to mental health conditions that are episodic and fluctuating; and whether such provisions will include people with epilepsy.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Government is exploring a number of options to extend protections from discrimination in the workplace, including through the Equality Act 2010, for people with mental health conditions. We will make an announcement on these issues in due course.

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