The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has launched a new guide to help disabled people take discrimination claims to employment tribunals.
Called How Do I Make a Claim?, the guide outlines disabled people's rights under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and how to make a claim if they believe their rights have been infringed by their employer.
Bert Massie, chairman of the DRC, said: "It is the DRC's goal to create a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens. However, there are some 8.5 million disabled people in the UK and many are unaware that they have new rights or how to exercise them.
"Employers and service providers are often unsure how to implement best practice to make it easier for disabled people to gain employment or use their services," he said.
"The guide will make it easier for employers and disabled people to understand their rights and responsibilities."