Friday, 31 July 2009

30/07/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Disabled people and the recession: new information | ToUChstone ...
By Richard Exell
Nigel draws particular attention to the fact that people in the group that are disabled using the DDA definition have a higher employment rate than those who are disabled using the work limiting disability definition and that that is ...
ToUChstone blog: A public policy... - http://www.touchstoneblog.org.uk/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Plans for £3m health centre clear another hurdle
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Since then it has had two extensions, but it does not comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. A report to the NHS Norfolk board ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Goodbye House of Lords, hello Supreme Court (XpertHR - Employment ...
By Jo Stubbs
London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm, which, although a housing case, had major implications for the meaning of disability discrimination in relation to employment. The House of Lords disapproved Clark v TDG t/a Novacold on the correct ... the House of Lords held that an employer that wrote to a number of equal pay litigants and their colleagues warning of potential job losses if they continued with their claims victimised them contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. ...
XpertHR - Employment Intelligence - http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/


 


 

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

29/07/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty - Office for Disability Issues
The ODI commissioned researchers to examine the implementation of the Disability
Equality Duty in England, looking at a small sample of public authorities ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Blind woman faces charge to take guide dog on coach
East Anglian Daily Times
He added: "Lesley Bannister may have grounds to complain (under the Disability Discrimination Act) and is welcome to contact rnib's Legal Rights Service for ...
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PEL designs and supplies alarm and public address systems to three ...
Security Park
All three new Debenhams stores benefit from refuge call systems by PEL to comply with British Standards and the Disability Discrimination Act. A specialised ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

One More Domain Benefits of making your website accessible to ...
The Disability Discrimination Act states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people.
One More Domain - http://1moredomain.com/

Negligent misrepresentation » PJH Law - Employment Law Blog » Blog ...
By Sarah
If this is discovered in the first year of employment it is easier but you need to be careful if the disability discrimination act is involved. I came across the case of Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird [2009] today which is a High ...
PJH Law - Employment Law Blog - http://www.pjhlaw.co.uk/blog/


 

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

27/07/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

July News | Occupational Threrapy, Inclusion News
By admin
'Now that we have ratified we can start implementing the Convention, building on the approach towards disability equality set out in our 2005 report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People. ... which could make it easier for people to sidestep their duties; while the DDA places a duty on public authorities to involve disabled people in the development of policies, the new Bill proposes a single equality duty, which could mean that disabled people's input is weakened ...
Occupational Threrapy, Inclusion News - http://www.inclusion.me.uk/blog/


 

26/07/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

PPlog: Bleeding Commissioners!
By micox
I think this is discriminatory and a breach of the Disability Equality Duty. Can you please advise. 2. Similarly, I am of the opinion that the use of eligibility criteria for the provision of services may also be a breach of the ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/


 

Saturday, 25 July 2009

25/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

New chapter for relocated library
Milford Mercury - Milford,UK
... Town Hall —does not meet the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. The cost of bringing it up to modern-day standards was just too prohibitive. ...
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24/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Concern eased on rail crossing at Wareham
Bournemouth Daily Echo - England, UK
"We would not support the closure unless a Disability Discrimination Act route was available and would explore other options with Network rail and the ...
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Thursday, 23 July 2009

23/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Equality Bill
Police Professional - London,England,UK
In relation to disability, treating a third person with a disability more ... It can apply even where A has complied with a duty to make reasonable ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Fight continues to save picturesque wood bridge
Spalding Today - Spalding,England,UK
He said he has a responsibility to make sure structures are safe and comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The Vernatt's Drain may also be ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Tenants and councils concerned by HRA plans | News | Ocean Media
Get the lowdown on the man in charge of the housing crisis. 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/

22/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The curious incident of the straight-A student
Ethiopian Review
But under the Disability Discrimination Act, schools have an obligation to make "reasonable adjustments" for a disability. Oliver Hyams, the barrister who ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

news blog: Reasonable Adjustments and Disability Discrimination
By Fiona McKay
The college had a 'managing absence policy', which encouraged employees to return to work and referred to the possibility of a phased return and the need, under the Disability Discrimination Act, to make reasonable adjustments. ...
news blog - http://www.seminarsandsolutions.com/blogtest.html


 

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

21/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Bolton Metropolitan Council uses sophisticated Bewator Granta ...
SourceSecurity.com
Bearing in mind these problems, and mindful of the forthcoming implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act, the council wanted to change the ...
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Monday, 20 July 2009

20/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Woman dismissed after period of ill-health achieves employment ...
Russell Jones & Walker - London,London,UK
According to Peter Britton, the school's management were "somewhat unaware" of the Disability Discrimination Act, which promotes civil rights for disabled ...
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Disclosing mental health problems when applying for jobs
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
In theory, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) offers protection against disabled candidates being weeded out during the appointment procedure. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Office for Disability Issues
Disability Equality Duty.
. Disability Equality Duty news and areas of work ... Read Disability Equality Duty: Moving Forward report. ...

Friday, 17 July 2009

17/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Tribunal rules on sacked librarian case
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
Mr Britton found that the school's management were "somewhat unaware" of the Disability Discrimination Act. She was dismissed after a final written warning ...
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Librarian claims head sacked her unfairly
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
She has made a claim of unfair dismissal and also alleges discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act. A Nottingham employment tribunal heard ...
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Colwyn Leisure Centre changing rooms
North Wales Weekly News - Llandudno,Conwy,UK
The changing rooms are now fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and equipped with a changing bed, hoist, shower, toilet, grab rails and ...
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Thursday, 16 July 2009

16/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Teae under fire over Disability Discrimination Act
Isle of Man Today - Isle of Man,UK
By ADRIAN DARBYSHIRE HEALTH Minister Eddie Teare MHK came under fire in Tynwald for failing to implement a Disability Discrimination Act – three years after ...
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15/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: DDA

Disability discrimination: SCA Packaging Limited v Boyle
PersonnelToday.com - UK
SCA disputed whether Boyle was disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). Section 1(1) of the DDA states that a person has a ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Library shuts to open new chapter
Newham Recorder - London,England,UK
The improvements, under the Disability Discrimination Act, will see electrical and PA systems upgraded and installation of a visual alarm system for people ...
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Social care green paper: reaction in quotes
guardian.co.uk - UK
Any new system must ensure that everyone in need of support such as those with a learning disability, can access the care they need. ...
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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

14/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'Don't pick on older and disabled people', MP tells swimming pool ...
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
"Under the Disability Discrimination Act Summerfields is obliged to make reasonable adjustments to provide for those with disability. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

House of Commons The Equality Bill how disability equality fits ...
87 Local authorities and all other public sector organisations have the duty to comply with the Disability Equality Duty and to consider the impact of their ...


 

Monday, 13 July 2009

13/07/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Lynne's Parliament and Haringey diary | Last Session of Equality
...

By Lynne Featherstone MP
In the afternoon and very last session of the Committee there was an amendment about not inquiring of applicants for jobs as to whether they had a disability. Not unlike my anonymous job applications in theory. ... Solicitor-General: However, I have agreed to consider five matters: whether to include various fire and rescue bodies in the socio-economic duty, as proposed by the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green; the clarification, if necessary, of the asymmetric ...
Lynne's Parliament and Haringey diary - http://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/blog.htm


 

Friday, 10 July 2009

10/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Lack of disabled facilities costs restaurateur £2000
Lancaster Today - Lancaster,England,UK
... Mr James Tinston, representing Mrs Bolton, claimed that under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Crows proprietor Alan Crookall had failed to make ...
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09/07/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability equality – the duty in schools
The law relating to disability discrimination is complex, and an increasing number of schools are finding themselves subject to legal challenge on the ...

Disability Discrimination and Housing Law a knol by William Flack
Where there is a breach of the Disability Equality Duty then this is a ground for Judicial Review equally it has the potential for providing a public law ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

European Tribune - Community, Politics & Progress.
By European Tribune
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, we get into an argument about what is reasonable in terms of equipment or provision for me which then loses sight of my rights to live my life with the same freedom and access as anyone else. ...
European Tribune - http://www.eurotrib.com/user/teethwhitening24

The Harlow Herald - HARLOW: Taxi drivers get NVQs in safety and ...
The cabbies on the course learned about the Disability Discrimination Act, personal and passenger safety, customer services and the provision of tourist information on the city. The course was run by two of the town's largest private ...
The Harlow Herald - News - http://www.harlowherald.co.uk/

Stress Unravelled! - Ecademy
By Bigdoggpinc@live.com (Bigdoggpinc)
Under the Disability Discrimination Act anxiety stress and depression may be sufficient to qualify a person as disabled and if you as employer have contributed to that stress it could cost you thousands. In fact the HSE calculated that ...
Ecademy by Bigdoggpinc - http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=blog


 

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

08/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: DDA

How recent disability rulings impact HR policies
PersonnelToday.com - UK
There have been two headline decisions in the past year on aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) that cover associative disability ...
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Monday, 6 July 2009

06/07/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Meaning of the wordlikely in the Disability Discrimination Act
...

The House of Lords have published their decision in the case of SCA Packaging Ltd v Boyle. The Boyle case concerned an employee who suffered from voice ...


 

Sunday, 5 July 2009

05/07/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Teenager With Learning Difficulties Is Victim Of Police Inadequacy ...
By admin
Only after he brought a legal claim under the Human Rights Act and disability discrimination law was his case finally taken seriously.When agreeing to settle the claim out of court, the chief constable accepted "serious failures" and an ...
Family News Home - http://www.familynewshome.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Discrimination Act 2005 24 Jun 2009 Written answers and ...
All public authorities are subject to the Disability Equality Duty which requires them to pay due regard to promoting disability when carrying out all of ...


 

04/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Library booked for a series of improvements
Newham Recorder - London,England,UK
The improvements, which are being carried out under the Disability Discrimination Act, will see electrical and PA systems upgraded, as well as the ...
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03/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

EU puts disability scooters in same tax bracket as F1 cars
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Campaigners say they intend to fight the decision in court, as they believe it breaches the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which forbids placing a ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Cons Government Consultations ...
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Consultation on improving rail vehicle accessibility. Consultation published by The Department for Transport View ...

Disability
Discrimination
Act: consultation document : guidance on ...

Introduction The Disability Discrimination Act . The Disability Discrimination
Act prohibits discrimination against disabled people in a range of ...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

02/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Labour 'alienating the middle classes': Minister attacks Harriet ...
Daily Mail - UK
John Denham said the Equality Bill, which places a duty on town halls and other ...
disability and sexuality will be extended to include social background. ...


 

01/07/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability in the workplace: The same but different?
PersonnelToday.com - UK
But what if a disability has no physical or visible signs? Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis report. The aim of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is to ...
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