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Equality Act 2010

Does anybody know if AAV is covered under the equality act? (UK)

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Being a bit ignorant here Mish-da but what is AAV?

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Having just asked about your question, l've just found this answer which might help: Your condition had a substantial and adverse long-term effect on your ability to carry out normal day- to- day activities. This means it's treated as a disability under the Equality Act. It would be unlawful to discriminate against you now because you had this mental health condition in the past.

www.Disability discrimination - Citizens Advice

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I think the original poster is querying ANCA Associated Vasculitis, not a mental condition.

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Yes sorry all should not of used abbreviations!

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Thanks Sima fir your reply, my fault for putting an abbreviation.

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Dear Mish-da,

I'm Not, too sure, what your asking here for, I simply don't know, what AAV means. If you mean ANCA Related Vasculitis, then the answer is 'Yes Probably' but you will, almost certainly, have to have a Full 'Assessment' done. Expect that your application will be Rejected, in the first instance, and All/Any 'Monies' already paid to be reclaimed. All is NOT 'lost, you can, take my word for that!

In my case I appealed, which wasn't as Daunting as I feared. I went before a 'Panel' of three, all were Medically Trained, and reviewed my case, carefully. Admittedly I had Presented, some 120 Pages of 'Evidence'- though that had also gone to the first Review Board anyway. The short answer...My Benefits were re-instated, almost by return of Post! (Though I DID have some further 'Problems', with the DSS, I'll admit)

If I, or indeed, any of us can be of help/ assistance, to you, Mish-da you only have to ask. I know that, we all, look forward to hearing, from you further.

Very Best Wishes and a, slightly late, Happy New Year.

AndrewT

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Hi Andrew apologies yes I do!

I’m not looking at applying for benefits, I work full time in the NHS and plan to continue but wanted to know my possible rights when it’s comes to work adjustments etc as I’ve I’m just starting treatment and don’t think I will be able to keep up with the pressure and workload already struggling. Planning to ask for occupational health referral too. Useful to know whether ANCA Associated Vasculitis falls under the equality act.

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And a belated happy new year to you too btw. Thanks for your response appreciate it!

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Mish-da,

I also work in public/civil service. I was diagnosed early last year with Wegener's vasculitis. Referral to occupational health advised that equality act would likely apply and reasonable adjustments were agreed. My employer has been very flexible and accomadating in helping me to get back to work and function whilst minimising impacts on my health. Hope you have a similar experience.

Regards

Nick

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Yes it is covered by DDA. Nb Occ health are not always aware that it is. Read up get your union involved and take advice. Your employer should make reasonable adjustments however what this means is negotiable! Hope this is helpful.

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This page from the VUK website has information about your rights in work living with a long term health condition or disability. vasculitis.org.uk/living-wi...

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