People with disfigurements should be judged fairly without prejudice or bias, and treated fairly and equally at work, in shops, in restaurants - everywhere

Achieving Face Equality In The Workplace

People with disfigurements should be judged fairly without prejudice or bias, and treated fairly and equally at work, in shops, in restaurants – everywhere.

The Equality Act 2010 provides legal rights for people with severe disfigurements and protects them from appearance-related discrimination. However, many employers, service providers and even people with disfigurements remain unaware of what this can mean in practice.

And nine out of ten people unwittingly judge those who have disfigurements to be less attractive, less likely to succeed and less easy to work with.

That is why we have created the Face Equality at Work campaign. We work with both employers and people with disfigurements, and the rest of society to enable everyone to face disfigurement with confidence.

We provide advice and consultation services to employers and their employees, including those affected directly or indirectly by a disfigurement. We also offer advice to jobseekers towards creating the right work atmosphere and customer service experience.

Please read our guides for employees and employers:

For more information, please contact Henrietta Spalding, Head of Advocacy, or call 0345 450 0275.