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Legal

People with hearing loss are protected under the Equality Act 2010 which protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society.  This page lists organisations which provide current legal advice - you may also be able to seek personal advice and guidance from other hard-of-hearing users via forums or Facebook pages.

There is a huge amount of information already out there to help you and we are constantly updating our list to bring you links to the latest information, equipment and news about all things hard of hearing (HoH). We hope you find the Directory useful and if you have any useful links that you'd like us to add, please contact us.

Name of organisation (Click to open in new window) Overview
ACAS Free legal advice for employers and employees on workplace issues and disputes
Advice Now Advice on the Equality Act and disability discrimination
Broadcasters For feedback and complaints to broadcasters to improve services for those with hearing loss eg BBC, ITV, C4, C5, Freeview, etc.
CEOmail.com Contact or complain to Chief Executives of major companies and organisations using direct email addresses 
Civil Legal Advice Free confidential legal advice in England and Wales (if meet eligibility criteria)
Disability Barrister Blog on disability law
Disability Hate Crime Information on how to report a disability hate crime
Disability Law Service Legal information service provided by people with disabilities on areas of public and social welfare law
Disability Rights UK Disabled people leading change to create a society where everyone with a disability or health condition can participate equally as full citizens
Equality Act The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society
Equality & Advisory Service (EASS) Advice and assistance on issues relating to equality and human rights
Gov.uk Financial help for people with disabilities including VAT relief
HMRC Details of how HMRC works and how to contact HMRC including textphone numbers, BSL video guides, information on making face-to-face appointments, and appointing interpreters or advocates
Joseph Frasier Only private law firm specialising in providing legal services to deaf and hard-of-hearing people
True Vision Information on how to report hate crimes committed on the grounds of disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity
Unity Law Specialist equality, discrimination and specialist disease lawyers