Thursday, 31 July 2008

31/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

A fairer and more equal future
Public Servant Online - Staffordshire,UK
These are to be replaced by a new single Equality Duty and will be extended to cover religion and belief, age, gender reassignment and sexual orientation. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty and Information Technology Provision ...
The Disability Equality Duty: Implications and Opportunities for ICT provision in Higher Education Institutions and Colleges of Further Education ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Pressure builds as bus bosses go it alone on banning prams
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A spokesman for Lothian Buses said: "This is not Lothian Buses' decision. It is government legislation, as laid down by the Disability Discrimination Act."
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RCN calls for more training to improve disabled care
Nursing in Practice - London,England,UK
... patients with learning disabilities, but suggested that existing legislation, such as the Disability Discrimination Act, instead needed to be followed. ...
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Businesses urged to prepare for welfare reform act
Online Recruitment - UK
... such as agreeing to more flexible working hours or adapting office equipment, to satisfy the Disability Discrimination Act. Of the companies who knew ...
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Leading article: An unhealthy mindset that must be eliminated
Independent - London,England,UK
The problem is not one of legislation, but the fact that the laws already in place to protect such patients, in particular the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Dyslexic student in legal bid to scrap multiple choice tests
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... had to resit some of her courses because she cannot deal with the way they are set. h, where she studies, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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Disability Discrimination by Association
eGov monitor - London,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act is intended to implement part of the European Union's framework directive on equal treatment. This outlaws discrimination
...
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HIVworker sues Fire Service
Manchester Online - Manchester,UK
Mr Ashton told the tribunal: "She said that even though my sickness was covered under the Disability Discrimination Act I could still be found incapable of ...
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Dyslexic student to fight multiple choice questions in court
Times Online - UK
... will take the General Medical Council (GMC) to an employment tribunal under the Disability Discrimination Act. But the GMC said it has no powers to set ...
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Businesses 'unprepared' for Welfare Reform
Health Insurance and Protection Magazine - London,UK
As well as checking their DDA [Disability Discrimination Act] compliance, companies should also be reviewing their income protection cover to make sure that ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

To Tell or Not to Tell?
By Faith Stone
Legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the UK's Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) offer legal protections that make it easier to obtain special accommodations ...
FOG Magazine - http://www.fogmagazine.com

Medstudent Dyslexic Sues Over Multiple Choice Exams
By surebreC
Gadian is determined to press on with her case and intends to take action against the GMC and her college under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. She said: "In normal life you don't get given multiple choice questions to sit. ...
Student Doctor Network Forums - http://forums.studentdoctor.net

Definitions
By cosmic_elephant(cosmic_elephant)
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. ...
The Insanity Notebooks - http://cosmic-elephant.livejournal.com/

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

30/07/2008

DCS Web Alert for: DDA design/access audits

Item No
3.1 The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) was designed to improve the .... There exist physical access audits for the 135 buildings from which the ...

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

22/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Private hire worker denies refusing to let guide dog into car
BirminghamMail.net - Birmingham,UK
If proven, the alleged offence would contravene section 37a of the Disability and Discrimination Act and the city council's private hire driver's condition ...
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OPINION: Anti-discrimination laws need to be made consistent
The Lawyer - London,UK
The Employment Appeal Tribunal held that she could claim discrimination "on racial grounds" under the Race Relations Act 1976. ...
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Decision expected over fate of care home
Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen,Scotland,UK
... the home was kept open, the longer the council was in breach of standard regulations regarding the Disability Discrimination Act and fire regulations. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Victory for carers of disabled and elderly
By Admin
The ruling results from a case brought by a single mother of a five-year-old disabled son in respect of her employer's treatment of her under the Disability Discrimination Act in caring for him (Attridge Law v Coleman). ...
SDVS Headlines - http://sdvs.org.uk/headlines

Strollers vs. wheelchairs in Scotland
By BA Haller(BA Haller)
Lothian Buses drivers have been given the instruction as the company seeks to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. While parents with fold-up buggies are still allowed on – on the understanding the buggies will be folded if a ...
Media dis&dat - http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Learning disability laws ignored by NHS
OnMedica - London,UK
... despite the fact that the Disability Discrimination Act and Mental Capacity Act set out a clear legal framework for the delivery of equal treatment. ...
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'Poor accessibility means bad SEO'
DirectNews - London,England,UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, websites should always be accessible to disabled people anyway, as they are described as service users. ...
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Disabled 'face suffering in NHS'
BBC News - UK
Sir Jonathan said that existing guidelines and laws - such as the Disability Discrimination Act - aimed at making sure that people with learning ...
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Disability discrimination ban applies to carers too
Times Online - UK
... alleging breaches of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which, by virtue of amendments made by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled Aids in Shopping Centres
By Maria Keller
Disabled facilities in shopping centres in the UK have improved significantly and with the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 1996, Part III effective since 1999 service providers must make 'reasonable ...
Recreation Articles At Isnare.com - http://www.isnare.com/?cn=Recreation

Discrimination by association
By Hazel(Hazel)
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this morning (17 July) published its decision in Colman v Attridge Law and has ruled that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 not only protects disabled employees, but also protects ...
ADSET's business info blog - http://adsetsbusinessinfo.blogspot.com/

Monday, 28 July 2008

27/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Fiona McCade: Here's my pecking order for babies on buses
Times Online - UK
Invoking the Disability Discrimination Act, it has banned non-foldable prams, to ensure there's always a guaranteed wheelchair space, but many mothers with ...
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26/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Indirect disability discrimination ruling has major implications ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
For the decision to apply to private sector workers, current disability legislation (the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) needs to be reinterpreted by ...
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Disability claims: London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm
PersonnelToday.com - UK
However, employers will still need to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) before deciding to ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

DWP loses disability discrimination case
By harpymarx
Under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) it requires service providers to make, "'reasonable adjustments" to their services so as to provide as close a service as possible to that provided to other members of the public. ...
Harpymarx - http://harpymarx.wordpress.com

Disability Discrimination Act can extend to carers, rules ECJ ...
By sally
"The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said that disability discrimination laws can apply to the carers of disabled people as well as the disabled themselves. It has backed the claim of a woman who sued a London law firm in a ...
Current Awareness - http://innertemplelibrary.wordpress.com

Caring for carers requires flexibility at work
By Susie(Susie)
Ms Coleman faced difficulties due to the wording of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which says a person can only make a claim if they have been treated in a discriminatory manner because of their own disability. ...
Living life to the full around the world - http://www.livingwithcerebralpalsy.com/blogger/

Friday, 25 July 2008

25/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Caring for carers requires flexibility at work
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
Ms Coleman faced difficulties due to the wording of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which says a person can only make a claim if they have ...
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Disability Discrimination Act can extend to carers, rules ECJ
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), though, does not give that protection. That law may now have to be changed. The case will be sent back to the South ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination Act can extend to carers, rules ECJ
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said that disability discrimination laws can apply to the carers of disabled people as well as the disabled themselves. It has backed the claim of a woman who sued a London law firm in a ...
OUT-LAW News - http://www.out-law.com/

Thursday, 24 July 2008

24/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Station help for disabled
Huddersfield Examiner - Huddersfield,UK
The work by Network Rail is due to be complete by next spring, bringing the station in line with the 2004 Disability Discrimination Act. Metro spokesman ...
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MP critical of Welfare Green Paper
Rochdale Online - Rochdale,England,UK
"On a recent Disability Conference that I held in Rochdale, I heard horror stories about the discrimination that still ensues when disabled people apply for ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Scotland addresses Website Accessibility
By cola
Firstly, because it is a legal requirement for organisations' websites and intranets to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Perhaps more importantly though, it makes good business sense to ensure that customers have ...
Journal - http://www.franklyrichmond.com/journal

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Help us to make Knowsley more accessible
Knowsley Online - Knowsley,England,UK
If you would like a copy of Knowsley's Disability Equality scheme please visit our website www.knowsley.gov.uk or ring (18001) 0151 443 3773 or email ...
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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

23/07/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Death trap's on London streets
By The Royal Oak tc(The Royal Oak tc)
To grant exemption from the disability discrimination act would be a dangerous precedent to set so maybe the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association "Ban don't Licence" campaign is the only course of action left.
The Anderson Shelter - http://theandersonshelter.blogspot.com/

Getting Shirty
By yessuh
... along with the DDA (Disablility Discrimination Act) which provides for employers to provide reasonable adjustments where an employee may be discriminated against or at a disadvantage due to the nature of their disability. ...
The Irthical Paradox - http://yessuh.autiblogger.com

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

22/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New mum's shock at bus pram ban
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Lothian Buses drivers have been given the instruction as the company seeks to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. assenger boards the bus ...
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European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling extends UK's discrimination law
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
Until now only a person who was disabled could bring a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The ruling also has consequences for other ...
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Coleman v Attridge Law case could spark discrimination by ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The ECJ ruled that able-bodied people can be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. The Coleman case will have huge ramifications, ...
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"Associative discrimination" ruled unlawful by ECJ
Witan Jardine Recruitment Consultancy - London,UK
Under the UK's current interpretation of Disability Discrimination Act, a person is only protected from discrimination against their own disability, ...
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Employers warned as landmark ruling extends rights to carers
Farming UK - Brighouse,England,UK
"This decision significantly extends the number of employees covered by the Disability Discrimination Act and it is now likely to be followed by UK ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Promote Discrimination?
By noreply@blogger.com (Arya M. Sharma, MD)
The general rule is that no person can be denied or charged more for coverage than other "similarly situated" persons because of health status, genetic history, evidence of insurability, disability, or claims experience. ...
Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes - http://ch-weightwisemd.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 July 2008

21/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mother wins landmark victory for millions of carers on flexible hours
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
After her victory this week, an employment tribunal must now decide whether the UK's Disability Discrimination Act is compatible with the European ruling ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Is it a bridge too far for political correctness?
By Cllr Andrew McConnell(Cllr Andrew McConnell)
The footbridge is due to be removed on the weekend of August 9 because it is not compliant with current Disability Discrimination Act legislation regarding access. It will be replaced by a new pedestrian crossing the following weekend. ...
Cllr Andrew McConnell Blogging... - http://bloggingforbedford.blogspot.com/

20/07/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Government cash is communication breakthrough
By Susie(Susie)
title="The Court of Appeal has ruled that an asylum-seeker can pursue a Disability Discrimination Act case against the Home Office and the company which runs Harmondsworth Detention Centre">Court victory gives hope to disabled detainees ...
Living life to the full around the world - http://www.livingwithcerebralpalsy.com/blogger/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

A diverse workforce makes business sense
Financial Times - London,England,UK
For those of us who worry about equality, it would be all too easy to join in. Business still has plenty to do to instill fairness in the way it works. ...
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19/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

All change as bus stops close early
Borehanwood Times - UK
He is also surprised the town's borough and county councillors were not told when the work, to rebuild the bus stops to Disability Discrimination Act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

ECJ rules of disability 'discrimination by association'
Now, by ruling in her favour, the court has paved the way for 'discrimination by association' claims to be made in England and Wales under the Disability Discrimination Act. The impact upon the UK workforce is that more employees may ...
Parasol - http://www.parasolgroup.co.uk/

Exceptions To Religious Rules
By samedifference1
An employer or head teacher who did this would be accused of breaking the Disability Discrimination Act. I'm not saying that imams should be accused of this, or that every Muslim should celebrate this exception. ...
Remembering the Ability in Disability - http://samedifference1.wordpress.com

Carer mother wins legal battle
By admin
"We will now be looking to the London South Tribunal to read the UK's Disability Discrimination Act in line with this judgment at the next hearing, which we expect to be later this year." The legal director of Equality and Human Rights ...
Business blog - http://business.coolshop.org

News Focus - Public Sector Web Accessibility Guidelines: Buried ...
By Dan Jellinek
Legislation includes Copyright, Data Protection Act and Disability Discrimination Act. Abuse of [sic] will result in the name being withdrawn" see http://fastlink.headstar.com/caboff1). How useful is this paragraph? ...
E-Access Blog - http://www.headstar.com/eablive

Friday, 18 July 2008

18/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Facial discrimination campaign taken up by Barclays
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Despite legal protections provided to people with disfigurements under the Disability Discrimination Act, research by the Changing Faces charity revealed ...
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Carer brings hope to millions with landmark win on employment rights
guardian.co.uk - UK
The commission said the ruling ensured that Britain's Disability Discrimination Act would have to provide the extended protection. ...
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UK Government: New study charts state of play on disability
...

Insurance News Net (press release) - Harrisburg,PA,USA
... including employment, education, transport, health and discrimination. Commissioned by the Office for Disability Issues, the study actively involved ...
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Discrimination: Carer Sharon Coleman wins European case
PersonnelToday.com - UK
... way for thousands of 'discrimination by association' claims by able-bodied people under the Disability Discrimination Act. The European Court of Justice ...
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European court ruling will give more rights to carers
guardian.co.uk - UK
"We will now be looking to the London South Tribunal to read the UK's Disability Discrimination Act in line with this judgment at the next hearing, ...
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Carer wins landmark discrimination battle over employment rights
24dash - Hereford,UK
Ms Coleman's case was backed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which said EU legal backing would ensure the UK's Disability Discrimination Act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Ten Top accessibility developer tips
By erickan
British Law: In October 2004 all points of the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) became British Law. This means that services are legally required by Law to be accessible to disabled people. A website is considered to be a service and ...
Epic Thinking – innovation... - http://blog.epic.co.uk

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Civil Service to promote diversity in the workplace
PinkNews.co.uk - UK
The Bill is intended to be an extension of the current duty on public authorities to actively promote equality into services like fostering, ...
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Thursday, 17 July 2008

17/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

MPs Forced To Hide Mental Health Problems, UK
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... over half of MPs did not think they had sufficient understanding of the Disability Discrimination Act to make reasonable adjustments for a staff member ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Lords Ruling On DDA Good News For Landlords
The ruling should help to clarify the grey area surrounding the application of the Disability Discrimination Act 1985 (DDA). The House of Lords judgement in essence says that a landlord cannot breach the DDA if whatever action it takes ...
24dash.com RSS feed - http://www.24dash.com/rss/feed.rss

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Harman delivers diluted version of equality bill
By dignityeditor
The white paper promised to replace "a thicket of legislation" on different types of discrimination with a single equality duty covering race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion and belief. ...
- http://www.dignityconsultancy.com/wordpress

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

16/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Single statute for adult care services to replace outdated laws
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... only out of date and offensive but also at odds with modern definitions of disability, such as that contained in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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Enhanced disability advice service forged through charity merger
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
The Equality and Human Rights Commission also runs a helpline providing advice on issues covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, which it inherited ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

E-Equality Newsletter No 14 - July 2008
By George MacLeod
Transparency - public bodies will be required to report on gender pay, ethnic minority employment and disability employment. The Equality Duty is going to require public bodies to tackle discrimination and promote equality through their ...
Unite-Amicus Section - http://www.amicus.stir.ac.uk

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

15/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

House of Lords changes the law on disability-related discrimination
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
The House of Lords has delivered a major judgement which will change the way in which the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is interpreted and which is ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

UK: From the Equality and Human Rights Commission - Jobcentre Plus ...
By Tracy Dean
section 71 of the Race Relations Act; the gender equality duty under sections 76A, 76B and 76C of the Sex Discrimination Act; and the disability equality duty under sections 49A and 49D of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
PFC News Feed - http://www.pfc.org.uk/pfclists/news-arc/

Monday, 14 July 2008

14/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Revised plan for Blackpool hotel revamp
Blackpool Gazette - Blackpool,England,UK
... to replace the existing buildings with a modern hotel incorporating DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant rooms to most of the bedrooms created. ...
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13/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

HIV children turned away from schools
guardian.co.uk - UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 it is illegal to discriminate against anyone with HIV. The charity has repeatedly asked for specific guidance ...
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Business Doctor
Times Online - UK
Also, you need to clarify if his condition falls under the Disability Discrimination Act as you may have a legal requirement to make adjustments. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Man says prescription drug caused compulsive gambling (Reuters)
By backfootdrivepmnmo(backfootdrivepmnmo)
Certainly, if there is a case of unfair discrimination then it is possible to sue under the Disability Discrimination Act but according to Mind, the leading UK charity for mental health, only a small number of cases are taken out under ...
Bulk - http://bulkrexrkkjhyy.blogspot.com/

12/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability act may hamper council
Basingstoke Gazette - Basingstoke,England,UK
... not meet the needs of the disabled as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act. The council usually holds its meeting on the second Tuesday evening ...
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Friday, 11 July 2008

11/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

PRT: Older prisoners face 'isolation and discrimination'
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
Director Juliet Lyon said that prisons were struggling to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. She added: "More and more older people are being ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Driving Test Centres switch defended - say Bedford driving instructors
By John
... be within 45 minutes - that is a matter of fact and what we are trying to do however is to improve the centres which will be DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant, that will be better for staff and better for examiners. ...
Driving Lessons in Bedfordshire... - http://www.baddia.co.uk/blog

'Would you mind explaining for us the gaps in your CV?'
By grace(grace)
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 2005 tries to say this shouldn't happen. However, a 2007 study from Durham University managed to statistically demonstrate that the DDA has done nothing to combat discrimination against job ...
jesus wept - http://andjesuswept.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Blind people's anger at Caernarfon town centre plans
North Wales Chronicle - Bangor,UK
"Gwynedd Council is committed to ensuring full access for disabled individuals and the Council's equality officers and access officer as considering the ...
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Thursday, 10 July 2008

10/07/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Travelling Back In Time
By samedifference1
RyanAir need to be told that their policy of leaving without DisAbled passengers if they are not able to board their flight breaks the Disability Discrimination Act! I find it unbelievable that things like this are still allowed to ...
Remembering the Ability in Disability - http://samedifference1.wordpress.com

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

09/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

New equality scheme for health trust
New Post Leader - UK
By PETRA SILFVERSKIOLD A NEW equality scheme is set to be adopted by a health trust to comply with changes in discrimination laws. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Arsenal to launch new club website
Bluhalo - London,England,UK
The website will meet current legislation surrounding accessibility, as well as standards set out by the Disability Discrimination Act, World Wide Web ...
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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

08/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New Season - New Arsenal.com website
Arsenal.com - UK
The new site meets the current accessibility legislation and the standards set by the Disability Discrimination Act. It will also comply with World Wide Web ...
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Legislation update: Community care
Times Online - UK
This definition is at odds, says the Commission, with the modern definition of disability set out in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which focuses ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Other Views: Equality Bill doesn't go far enough for 'fairness'
Crain's Manchester Business - Manchester,UK
The proposals include a new equality duty on public bodies to consolidate three existing duties to tackle race, disability and gender discrimination and ...
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Monday, 7 July 2008

07/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Train station reopens
Chester Standard - Wales, United Kingdom
... the station with a Disability Discrimination Act compliant ramp and new lift to provide step free access from street level up to the station platforms. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

SOMETHING ELSE IN LIEU? This months Big Story is: Eyemouth and ...
By Huttonian(Huttonian)
Other facilities must be upgraded to comply with disability discrimination legislation, while warm water and hand drying facilities should be incorporated where practicable. His report will include a survey of usage to be carried out ...
Musings from the Merse - http://huttonian.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 5 July 2008

05/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality Bill is a positive move for employers
PersonnelToday.com - UK
It will also place a legal duty on public bodies to actively promote equality. This kind of duty already exists for race, disability and gender, ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

A right to access everyday services
NW Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,England,UK
... including shops, cafes, banks, cinemas and places of worship, required by the Disability Discrimination Act. Does the Economic Development Group consult ...
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Rail station contract awarded
Kincardineshire Today - Montrose,Scotland,UK
... cctv and customer information systems and the creation of Disability Discrimination Act-compliant access ramps and a footbridge to the platforms. ...
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Friday, 4 July 2008

04/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

But union leader warns admission of mental health problems could ...
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
It advises heads and governors that the Disability Discrimination Act applies to mental as well as physical disability and employers must make "reasonable ...
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VIRGIN GOES FOR EVAC+CHAIRS
Whats New In Building - London,UK
Evac+Chairs were purchased for all 71 Virgin Active sites as part of the company's strategy to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Thursday, 3 July 2008

03/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mixed reaction to EU's social package
EurActiv - Brussels,Belgium
Commenting on the anti-discrimination directive, the European Disability Forum welcomed the wide scope of the document, but said the Commission had failed ...
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MAYOR AND BURGESSES OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM v MALCOLM
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
24(1)(a) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The appellant local authority appealed against the dismissal of its possession proceedings against the ...
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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

02/07/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Hall improvements get the green light
Town Crier Today - St Neots,UK
The work is being done on the Grade II listed building on Market Hill to bring it up to scratch with requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

DDA Disability Discrimination Act
see the Citizens Advice Bureau, they will put you in touch with the right people. This is definately discrimination. Stand up and fight, I am with you all the way, definately not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MSS discussions - Everyday Living - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

New era for equality legislation moves closer
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
These separate duties will be combined and extend to create a new public sector equality duty which also includes age, sexual orientation, ...
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Citizens Advice Bureau comment on Equality Bill
Abeceder - Leeds,England,UK
... race, gender and disability. However, we now look to the government to ensure the unified duty enables local authorities to vigorously promote equality. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

A helpful coincidence
By tomguise
It will introduce a new Equality Duty upon the public sector. At present, there are three equality duties which have required public authorities to tackle discrimination and promote equality for race, disability and gender. ...
Birmingham University Labour Students - http://buls.org

The Equality Bill
By Cllr David Green(Cllr David Green)
The new Equality Duty: There are three existing equality duties to promote equality and reduce discrimination for race, gender and disability in the public sector. These duties will be replaced by a new, single Equality Duty on public ...
Eastcliff Matters - http://eastclifframsgate.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

01/07/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Equality Bill - what it could mean for you
By Chuka
The new Equality Duty: There are three existing equality duties to promote equality and reduce discrimination for race, gender and disability in the public sector. These duties will be replaced by a new, single Equality Duty on public ...
Chuka Umunna - Streatham Labour - http://www.streathamlabour.org.uk

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

More help needed for visually impaired
Manx Radio - Foxdale,UK
... 400 blind or visually-impaired people here - but the Island is years behind the UK in improving their rights - through the Disability Discrimination Act.
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Disability rights and mental health in the UK: recent developments ...
Adv Psychiatric Treat (subscription) - USA
The Disability Discrimination Act, passed by Parliament in 1995 and amended in 2001 and 2005, covers people in Britain with physical or mental impairments ...
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How does your workplace cope with disability?
TechRepublic - Louisville,KY,USA
Here in the UK this responsibility is enshrined in law, the Disability Discrimination Act requires that all workplaces and places to which the public has ...
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Access for all should not be about money
Essex Echo - Basildon,Essex,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act came into force in 1995 and aimed to improve equality and access to everything from employment and education, to buildings ...
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Critic slams equality bill proposal
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
The third factor, concluded Sale, is that this option for positive discrimination has been in place in the UK Disability Discrimination Act for years. ...
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Dad wins £32000 payout after being sacked while in hospital
GazetteLive - Middlesbrough,UK
An employment tribunal accepted that bi-polar disorder sufferer Russell Aylott's claims that he suffered disability discrimination and ultimately, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Looking for advice on finding an IT job
By RogueTrooper
Although the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 makes it illegal to discriminate unfairly, I am also aware of the extent of prejudiced beliefs held by employers. In a study by Mind, they found that only 40% of employers interviewed said ...
CertForums - http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums

'...add a parenting rights section to the Disability
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The right for a disabled person to parent a child without prejudice is not...
Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/list/open?sort=date