Thursday, 30 April 2009

30/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Call for end to retirement age barrier
ePolitix - UK
The committee completed its inquiry before the publication of the Equality Bill on Monday. The report entitled, 'The Equality Bill: How disability equality
...
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To be fair, Harriet's equal to the task ..
Mirror.co.uk - London,UK
Harriet Harman's Equality Bill isn't the "socialism in one clause" claimed by more excitable supporters. But by putting a duty on every public body to make ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Urgent action needed to tackle violence towards disabled people ...
guardian.co.uk - UK
... in the Disability Discrimination Act. The inclusion of the duty was widely seen as a key plank for protecting disabled people from discrimination but ...
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Northern Ireland hospital pays damages for discrimination against ...
guardian.co.uk - UK
In settling the county court case brought under the Disability Discrimination Act, the trust apologised to Bell for injuring his feelings and the distress ...
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Harriet Harman's Equality Bill could be 'undermined' by roles of ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Labour's flagship Equality Bill could fail because so many different Government departments are involved in tackling discrimination, according to MPs. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

At The Rim: Coda's, a help or not ?
By MM
Personally I didn't campaign and fight 20 years for the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), to the have the system dump the onus back on our children again. I also think there is a situation where Coda's will tend to 'take over' and ...
At The Rim - http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/


DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Controversial and significant Equality Bill published
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
A new Equality Duty will extend existing duties related to race, gender and disability, so that listed public bodies (and private bodies delivering a public ...
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

29/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Charities call for amendment to Equalities Bill
Russell Jones & Walker - London,London,UK
At present, employers can ask candidates whether they have a disability, are taking medication or have a medical condition, even if these questions have no ...
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Equality Bill Ignores Discrimination Faced By Job Seekers With ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Under the current system, employers can ask an applicant whether they have a disability, are taking medication or have a medical condition - even if it has ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

ConservativeHome's Parliament Page: When should pupils be expelled ...
By ConservativeHome
... a child with SEN or disability may be permanently excluded from school only if a review has taken place of the sufficiency and effectiveness of the reasonable adjustments that have been made under the Disability Discrimination Act
...
ConservativeHome's Parliament Page - http://conservativehome.blogs.com/parliament/


DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Doing their duty
Inside Housing - UK
The sceptical case against the new duty proposed in the Equality Bill is pretty easy to make. Authorities that care about inequality will already be doing ...
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Disabled fee 'should be axed'
Lancashire Evening Post - Preston,England,UK
...
Disability Information Service Centre, said: "It is a good idea and will help the council meet its obligations under disability and equality duty, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST - WORKING TOGETHER WITH USER-LED ...
By admin
The organisations benefit their clients by promoting independent living, empowering citizens to shape their own lives and the services they receive, implementing the Disability Equality Duty, tackling social exclusion and empowering ...
PublicNet - http://www.publicnet.co.uk/


 

28/04/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

NDS - News Distribution Service
The Equality Bill will replace the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, much of the Equality Act 2006, the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) ...
NDS RSS - http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act in the UK: Helping or hindering ...
Apr 15, 2009 ... Downloadable (with restrictions)! The enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 triggered a substantial academic debate ...



 

Monday, 27 April 2009

26/04/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

WebDev » Learning difficulties & web accessibility
By webmaster
The Code of Practice for part III of the Disability Discrimination Act defines a disabled person as: "Someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. ...
WebDev - http://webdev.dailybloggingspot.com/



 

Saturday, 25 April 2009

24/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled woman battles Wembley bank
Harrow Observer - London,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act says no-one should be treated differently and provision must be made to remove physical barriers which make it ...
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Employees Disability - When A Little Knowledge Can Be Very Dangerous
Fresh Business Thinking - Bristol,UK
As most employers are aware by now, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA... ...1995), they are under a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent ...
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Thursday, 23 April 2009

23/04/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

My Employment Law: Not bl**dy likely!
By Peter D
The case (follow link below) looked at the application of the exemption found in S 4A(3)(b) of the DDA. This case involved a job applicant who had flagged up her disability but not made any mention of adjustments that she might require ...
My Employment Law - http://myemploymentlaw.blogspot.com/

Landscape PING!: More Health and Safety
By Jonathan Clarke
Thinking with my work head on, my guess is that this was actually a Building Regs requirement, regarding access to buildings (Part M), which in itself is a response to the Disibility Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
Landscape PING! - http://landscapeping.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

22/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The legal definition of disability
Lawdit Commercial Solicitors - Southampton,UK
By Corinne Day In order to establish a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ('the Act'), a claimant must be able to prove that they have a ...
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Sunday, 19 April 2009

19/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Offering a welcome for all
ChristianToday - London,UK
Following a major update to reflect the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, changes to the Building Regulations in 2004 and the Special ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) legally recognised as a ...
By admin
However, it might be covered under the Disability Discrimination Act as that defines a disability as any medically diagnosed condition present for at least 12 months or more. This means your employers can not discriminate against you ...
Colon Cleanse - http://www.naturalcoloncleanses.com/blog/


 

Friday, 17 April 2009

17/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Teachers sick leave questionned
Ed Exec - Cambridge,UK
... some of the reasons why some teachers who would qualify for help and support under the Disability Discrimination Act fail to declare their disability. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Platform Lifts Make Life Changing Improvements To Peoples Lives
By Jill
All passenger lifts are manufactured to compliment honorably with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and what this means is that anyone with buildings must compliment the access in and out of the building to help disability chair ...
Home Decorating Ideas, Home Interior... - http://www.decoratingdiction.com/

16/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Bolton Community College set for an £850000 site expansion
The Bolton News - Bolton,England,UK
Access will be upgraded, ensuring that the entire centre complies with the Disability Discrimination Act and can be used by all members of the community. ...
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Businesses warned over recession dismissals
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
Businesses that choose to unfairly sack staff that have long-term health issues could potentially be guilty of breaking the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

13/04/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

UK Disability Discrimination Act? | Hotel in the Uk
By admin
according to the UK Disability Discrimination Act, a highly-successful international hotel chain would be legally required to install new toilets that are.
Hotel in the Uk - http://www.hotelatuk.com/



 

11/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Old Trafford top disabled attraction
Manchester Evening News - Manchester,England,UK
Lara Masters, who contributed to the guide, said: "It will come as no surprise that the way venues treat the Disability Discrimination Act varies wildly. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Mental Health Insurance | Winston Salem Insurance
By admin
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 ...
Winston Salem Insurance - http://winston-salem-insurance.com/

09/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Victory for disabled as substation scrapped
Keighley News - Keighley,UK
... warning the district council might breach the Disability Discrimination Act. Council planning officers said improvements to facilities within the town ...
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New look front counter at Kidderminster Police Station
Kidderminster Shuttle - Kidderminster,England,UK
... of the existing front counter area, disabled access ramp and front doorway, to comply with current Disability Discrimination Act legislation. ...
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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

07/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

National Dialogue on Disability Month hailed
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
"All this is vital for ensuring the government does 'do policy differently' and mainstreams disability equality," she added. Meanwhile, care minister Phil ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Valuing People Now for people with learning disabilities
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
The Human Rights Act and the Disability Discrimination Act are useful mechanisms for ensuring that health and social care practitioners fulfil their duty to ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Mrs: Did you know the laws, i have wrriten it up for you
By Sandra
Disability Discrimination Act: is a law designed to end discrimination against disabled pepole. This applies to all employers and employees whom provide a service to the public, except the jobs which are difficult for the disabeld to ...
Mrs - http://msuguru.blogspot.com/



 

Sunday, 5 April 2009

05/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

ARE DISABLED BEING TAKEN FOR A RIDE?
Sunday Sun - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person. Five Star Taxis weren't the only company to quote ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Benefit Payments: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Hidden Disability
...

By Lee Miller
According to the guidance in the 'definitions of disability' part of the Disability Discrimination Act, in some cases people can mitigate the effects of their condition, but that is by no means a fail-safe. The mitigation may break down ...
CFS & ME Blog - http://cfsandmeawareness.com/blog/

Saturday, 4 April 2009

04/04/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

REDBRIDGE: Council guilty of multiple failures over deaf man's care
This is Local London - UK
... to provide training for staff on disability awareness by 12 months, and broke the law by failing to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. The ...
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Leading HIV charity bid farewell to Chief Executive
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation - Manchester,USA
... inclusion of HIV within the Disability Discrimination Act has enabled us to fight some of the day-to-day discrimination faced by people living with HIV, ...
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Cancer survivors 'need help with practicalities'
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
But many managers are unaware that the condition is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act - which includes obligations on employers to provide ...
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Friday, 3 April 2009

03042009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Management briefing: Equality and diversity
Times Online - UK
If equality law does change, it will probably promote a broader definition of equality, and with it a broader public duty for councils to promote equality
...

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

31/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

London council fined for failing deaf man
Inside Housing - UK
... to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to make "reasonable adjustments" to enable disabled people to access services. ...
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Experiences of living as a cancer survivor
Nursing Times - UK
A survey by Macmillan found that only a small proportion of managers realise that the Disability Discrimination Act applies to people who have had cancer. ...
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Government 'to help employers' with flexible working schemes
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
... of reasonable adjustments that can be made for disabled employees, which is an obligation placed on businesses by the Disability Discrimination Act.
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30/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability not a Liability
By admin
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. This Act has been significantly extended by the.
Think Safety Signs Blog - http://www.thinksafetysigns.co.uk/blog/