Tuesday, 30 June 2009

30/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

What Is Recruitment & Employment Discrimination? – An Employer's Guide
Fresh Business Thinking - Bristol,UK
...Equality and the Disability Rights Commission. In addition, it holds responsibilty for matters of inequality relating to age, sexual orientation and ...
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District: Community halls are "a drain on the taxpayer"
BrainTree and Witham Times - UK
"We spend significant sums of money to modernise and make the halls compliant with Disability Discrimination Act. "We need to do something about these halls ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Not the right look for Abercrombie & Fitch … allegedly « Jobsworth
By michaelscutt
There is no qualifying period of employment required before being able to bring a claim under the DDA (unlike with unfair dismissals where 12 months continuous employment is required). The case also caught my eye because it reminded me ...
Jobsworth - http://michaelscutt.co.uk/

Monday, 29 June 2009

28/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Midland police forces pay out £1 million in tribunal cases
Sunday Mercury - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
"I have no problem with that but what the police service seems not to understand at the moment is they have a duty under the Disability Discrimination Act ...


 

25/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Campaign calls for people to take up sign language
Halesowen News - Halesowen,England,UK
Just learning a small amount of signing will help you comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, " said Signs4Life UK founder Sara Phillips. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Liberal Bureaucracy: The invisible bus stop of Creeting St Peter
By Mark Valladares
The good news is that the County Council are undertaking a programme of signing and roadmarking of bus stops, and providing raised kerbs for ease of access in line with their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
Liberal Bureaucracy - http://liberalbureaucracy.blogspot.com/

24/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Council MD did not lie about health in £1m claim, says High Court
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
"She did not have an impairment in the technical sense – ie under the Mental Health Act or the [Disability Discrimination Act]," it said. ...
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Why learning disability should not be a barrier to work
guardian.co.uk blogs - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (2005) was a major step forward. Its aim is to ensure that disabled people get a fair chance at being considered for a job ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

June News | Occupational Threrapy, Inclusion News
By admin
One of the Acts that will be superseded is the Disability Discrimination Act. Although this has been in existence since 1995, there are still many improvements to be made in terms of attitudes and access to services and employment. ...
Occupational Threrapy, Inclusion News - http://www.inclusion.me.uk/blog/

23/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employment Law: Time Limits For Bringing Employment Tribunal ...
By admin
The complaint of disability discrimination had not been presented within the three-month time limit, pursuant to the para 3 Schedule 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and. Accordingly, the tribunal did not have jurisdiction ...
Guide To Antidepressant Medications - http://www.antidepressantsfordepression.com/


DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability the quest for equality | NJN Network
The campaign for disability rights and true equality could be said to be ... key elements of current legislation such as the disability equality duty for ...

Sunday, 21 June 2009

21/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Basic Search Engine Optimisation for Writers « Emma Lee's Blog
By emmalee1
So it's good practice to have descriptive alt tags. And, if you're in the UK, you may fall foul of the Disability Discrimination Act if your site can't be read by text browsers which tend to be used by people with visual impairments. ...
Emma Lee's Blog - http://emmalee1.wordpress.com/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Lynne's Parliament and Haringey diary | The 9th and 10th sittings ...
By Lynne Featherstone MP
But the real answer to deliver an equal outcome would be a ramp (or similar access) - obviously - so that the person with disabilities could have the same ability to enter the bank as someone without such a disability. Although the argument back was that it was clear that a bell would not be 'reasonable' - and so no change in the Bill was needed - the Equality and Human Rights Commission supported the amendment, believing it to be a necessary change in the Bill. ...
Lynne's Parliament and Haringey diary - http://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/blog.htm

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

17/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled Parents Beware - You Have No Parenting Rights!
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
The UK´s Disability Discrimination Act of 2005 has sections on flat access to public buildings, accessible transport, equal opportunities in education and ...
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The future: in whose hands?
guardian.co.uk - UK
More than 11 million disabled adults in the UK have protection under the Disability Discrimination Act - one in five of the total adult population. ...
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Cheltenham Borough Council loses 'deceit' case
HRmagazine.co.uk - London,England,UK
... treated as a disability rather than an illness, in which case it can be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. EFD's legal director, Bella Gor, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

cards on the table; at [last year's girl]
By lism.
The Disability Discrimination Act of course contains protection on paper, insisting that employers take "such steps as [are] reasonable" to accommodate conditions which include depression, but in this case the authority were willing to ...
[last year's girl] - http://lastyearsgirl.pixlet.net/


DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The quest for equality
guardian.co.uk - UK
The duty is seen as key to a fairer world because of the size and influence of the sector. Neil Crowther, disability programmes director at the Equality and ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Social Care Online Doing the duty the disability equality duty
...

Social Care Online is the UK's most extensive database of social care information. Updated daily, Social Care Online offers unrivalled free access and ease ...



 

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

16/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Only Artificial Thing Abercrombie & Fitch Wants on Its ...
By Sarah
In so claiming, Management have just violated the UK's Disability Discrimination Act. Section 5 of said Act says. "an employer discriminates against a disabled person if or a reason which relates to the disabled person's disability, ...
Zelda Lily: Feminism in a Bra - http://zeldalily.com/

At The Rim: Human rights Group Abuses Deaf rights.
By MM
Could EHRC tell me if it thinks it is discriminating against me for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and if not, why not. I shall look forward to hearing from you. The read a comment about the complaint. ...
At The Rim - http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Council loses £1m damages claim
Channel 4 News - London,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act - which covers mental illnesses including depression - says employers have a legal duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' ...


DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act)…what is it? | Disabled Rights
By Craig
The DDA was set up to protect those with disabilities in various situations. For example, in employment, education, premises and facilities or services. The.
Disabled Rights - http://www.disabledrights.net/

Sunday, 14 June 2009

14/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Town council faces legal action from cancer patient
Darlington and Stockton Times - Darlington,Northern Echo,UK
Alfie Stothard has made a complaint against his employer, Richmond Town Council, under the Disability Discrimination Act. Mr Stothard started work as ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

RLA News Service » Blog Archive » Disability Discrimination Act
Disability Discrimination Act. A new Equality Bill will be considered by Parliament this year This will rewrite the law relating to all kinds of ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Police forces hit by staff claims rise
Sunday Sun - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
The rise is believed to be due to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which was amended to cover police officers in 2004. The problem has also been ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Les Paul Junior: Irony and Ire
By Les Paul Junior
... seminar on the Disability and Discrimination Act. Anyway, this government have gone to great lengths to (allegedly) create a fairer society and, no doubt, some of them are very proud of what they consider to be their acievements. ...
Les Paul Junior - http://lespauljunior.blogspot.com/

13/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Steve Beasant | NICK CLEGG BACKS MOVE TO ENCOURAGE MORE DISABLED MPS
By Steve Beasant
People covered by the Disability Discrimination Act amount to 20% of the population - can we afford to be overlooking such a large talent pool? Scope has long campaigned to increase the representation of disabled people in politics. ...
Steve Beasant - http://stevebeasant.mycouncillor.org.uk/

Thursday, 11 June 2009

11/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Breaking down barriers for accessible IT
VNUNet.com - UK
Indeed, central and local government bodies have further requirements placed on them by the Disability Equality Duty directive, which stipulates that they ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Peterborough store shows the way to provide access for the ...
10/06/2009 10:39:49. Is a shop doing something they are legally required to do due to the Disability Discrimination Act really news? Report Unsuitable · 2. Ma Hubbard,. 10/06/2009 10:58:55. I must admit that I've seen their staff put ...
Peterborough Today - News - http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=845


 


 

10/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Reclusive man wins bankruptcy hearing
The Star - Sheffield,England,UK
... who wants to remain anonymous, had a bankruptcy application against him dropped on the grounds it went against the Disability Discrimination Act and was ...
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Cash pay-off deal reached between clerk and council
Market Rasen Today - Market Rasen,England,UK
... charges of unfair dismissal and another grievance brought under the Disability Discrimination Act, the parties agreed on an out-of-hearing settlement. ...
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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

08/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act | UK HR Advice.com
By admin
The disability Discrimination Act or DDA came into force in 2005 and covers most people in different areas. Read on to find out how ukhradvice.com can help.
UK HR Advice.com - http://ukhradvice.com/

Sunday, 7 June 2009

05/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

bioética y Seguro: THE IMPLICATIONS OF GENETIC TESTING FOR LIFE ...
By josemi
... or a medical report) which is relevant to the assessment of the risk to be insured and is from a source on which it is reasonable to rely as cited in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Services and Premises Regulations 1996)? ...
bioética y Seguro - http://bioeticayseguro.blogspot.com/

Support for sick and disabled asylum seekers being 'cut off ...
... the medical need for rehousing, and examines lessons from case law. Extended rights. 20/02/2009. Employees with disabled dependents now have recourse to the Disability Discrimination Act, explains Stuart Jones of Weightmans LLP ...
Inside Housing - Latest news - http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act Autism Politics Activism and Media ...
Posted Fri Jun 05 2009 1207 pm Post subject Disability Discrimination Act
... This act in the UK serves us to some extent and Aspergers is considered a ...



 

Thursday, 4 June 2009

04/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Making reasonable adjustments for disabled staff
PersonnelToday.com - UK
A Although the range of possible adjustments is limitless, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) code of ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Aidsmap | Meeting the non-medical needs of people with HIV in ...
By Michael Carter
Government policy: All policy should adhere to the Disability Discrimination Act. Discrimination: Information, resources and support should be available to help people with HIV resist discrimination. Immigration: All HIV-positive ...
aidsmap.com news feed : aidsmap news - http://www.aidsmap.com/

BBC - Consumer: Has reality TV gone too far?
By The One Show Team
In fact they could possibly be accused of failing to make 'reasonable adjustments' under the Disability Discrimination Act for Susan Boyle if they didn't provide for her needs having agreed that she could participate in the programme. ...
Consumer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/consumer/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

House of Lords debate warns over Apprenticeship Bill
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... whether the measure was compatible with the duty on public bodies, under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, to promote disability equality. ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Braille Transcription | Digital Transcription from Document Direct
By Jayne Smith
In December 2007 the Disability Equality Duty became law. The main aim of the Disability Equality Duty is to get public authorities to think and act proactively on disability equality issues from the start. ...
Document Direct - http://www.documentdirect.co.uk/

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

03/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Coping With Stress
The Sikh Times, UK - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
... at Work Act 1974, and depending on the employee's symptoms, under the Disability Discrimination Act. When an employee raises a stress-related issue, ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

DH Regulations do not breach disability discrimination law
DH Regulations do not breach disability discrimination law ... with equalities and human rights legislation in this case the Disability Discrimination Act
...



 

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

02/06/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

News & Articles » Article #1: "Audism" by George Ketcham
Whenever a school, institution, or a deaf-oriented entity hires a teacher or an administrator that doesn't know ASL, is an act of audism due to the fact that it is an arrogant assumption that hearing people know what's best for Deaf ... sponsors, and activists believe that deafness itself is a disability. It suggests a mindset that all the 'disabled' people belong together, away from the usual society happenstances. That's discrimination, as well as a form of audism. ...
News & Articles - http://nefad.org/wp2/

01/06/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Access to trains and buses demand
BBC News - UK
"All new stations and any that are substantially improved have to meet the regulations of the Disability Discrimination Act ( DDA ). ...
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30/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Puresh Power: Why Businesses Need to Understand the Disability ...
By Danny Puresh
Like many, you could choose to ignore the Disability Discrimination Act but the consequences are far reaching as the Act makes it unlawful to treat a disabled person less favourably and DDA claims are on the increase and figures show ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Lift may be installed in Council Offices to comply with disability
...

Knutsford Guardian - Knutsford,Cheshire,UK
About four years ago the sessions were moved to the Civic Centre to ensure the authority complied with the Disability Discrimination Act. But councillors ...
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Get your disability policies right
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Whether employers need to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act or new equality legislation, good practice on disability will always ...
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City buses go easy access years ahead of deadline
Oxford Mail - Oxford,UK
The Government's deadline for the introduction of low floor vehicles under the Disability Discrimination Act is 2016 for single deckers, 2017 for double ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Living life to the full around the world: 'You can't bar me for ...
By Susie
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 rules that pubs cannot discriminate against disabled people, but critics say it is too easy for them to opt out as long as they can provide a reasonable excuse. Cllr Blacklock said: "This isn't a ...
Living life to the full around the world - http://www.livingwithcerebralpalsy.com/blogger/

"Something of a mess" | Nearly Legal
By J
L also sought to argue that s.49A Disability Discrimination Act 1995 gave her a defence in that no or no adequate regard had been had to her various health needs and disabilities. Collins J dismissed that point shortly, holding that "to ...
Nearly Legal - http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/