Saturday, 28 November 2009

28/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Ship Shaped Office Accomodates Less Able Employees Posted By: Boyd ...
By admin
Introduced in 1995, the DDA gives rights to the less able in the areas of education, access to goods, facilities and services, buying or renting land or property, and employment. It aims to end discrimination and states employers must ...
Articles B - http://www.articlesb.com/

Case Round Up Friday 6th November 2009 | Case Round Up | Jobsworth ...
The EAT has confirmed that "associative discrimination" is covered under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). In other words, a mother who sought flexible working from her employers in order to care for her disabled son, ...
Jobsworth by Michael Scutt - http://michaelscutt.co.uk/


 

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

FWD/Forward » Recommended Reading for November 27
By Anna
There are 11 million adults in the UK with a long standing health problem or disability that affects their daily activities including their ability to work – and therefore covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. Of these, ...
FWD/Forward - http://disabledfeminists.com/

politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Has Johnson made the wrong ...
By Mike Smithson
Although reading the legal judgement against News International it seems very damning of Couslons bullying campaign, and I hadn't realised that they had already been found guilty of "a direct act of disability discrimination" in regard ...
politicalbetting.com - http://politicalbetting.com/


 

27/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

David versus Goliath battle that could prove a giant step in fight for access
Yorkshire Post
As RBS were found in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act and ordered to carry out the necessary alterations, the case has far wider implications. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Assessment Competency Difference is 'value added'
... the key legal frameworks include: * Pay discrimination (1970) * Sex discrimination or marital status (1975) * Race discrimination (1976) * Positive action [1986] * Disability discrimination (1995) * Human Rights Act (1998) * Gender ...
Assessment Competency - http://assessmentcompetency.com/



 

Friday, 27 November 2009

26/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Learning providers must do more to engage disabled people
Training Journal
Jonathan Shaw, minister for disabled people, said, "The Disability Discrimination Act has done much to increase employer awareness, but legislation alone ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The DTI announced the introduction of the Statutory Dismissal
By joon547786
However, the Employment Act 2002 provides that meetings must be conducted in a manner that enables both employer and employee to explain their cases. It is argued by some that this includes the right to be accompanied. ... However, if the employee has or might have other claims arising from their dismissal, which do not require a year's service to bring them, such as for race, sex or disability discrimination or unlawful deduction from wages, the employer should ensure ...
Article Database - http://www.article-database.com/

Why don't families like low cost airlines? « AirObserver's Blog
By airobserver
Under the UK's Disability Discrimination Act, service providers must make reasonable adjustments for disabled persons. Such an adjustment, argued Mr Ross, would be the provision of a free wheelchair. With support from the Disability
...
AirObserver's Blog - http://airobserver.wordpress.com/

Constituency Office helps ex-servicemen | Nick Griffin MEP
By Martin Wingfield
"He stated that anyone classed as disabled as a result of the injuries sustained whilst in active army service was entitled, under the Disability Discrimination Act, to receive 'reasonable adjustments to meet their needs'. ...
Nick Griffin MEP - http://nickgriffin.eu/

Wales Funding Improvement To Health Care Facilities | Gov Monitor
By admin
The works vary from room conversions to provide extra consulting space to minor improvements to comply with the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. Improvement grant work can also benefit the area's economy as works are likely to be ...
Gov Monitor - http://thegovmonitor.com/



 

Thursday, 26 November 2009

24/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Man suffering from dwarfism 'struggles to pay and display for parking'
Telegraph.co.uk
''However, the machines that we have are widely used across the world and are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (2000). ...
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New primary care unit for Mold
News Wales
The works vary from room conversions to provide extra consulting space to minor improvements to comply with the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Royalk Bank of Scotland loses disability case | Spinal Cord ...
By ghgeorge
After refusing to fix the problem, David Allen was forced to sue the bank in that the bank violated his rights under the Disability Discrimination Act which states that companies must make reasonable adjustments so that the disabled ...
Spinal Cord Resources Network - http://www.spinalcordresources.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination ActDDA related query WhatDoTheyKnow
Disability Discrimination ActDDA related query. A Freedom of Information request to University of Liverpool by John Wildman ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Man weighing 39 stone gets special council house. That's not what ...
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
A spokesman said: 'As a council, we have a duty to look after the needs of all ... conditions on those who claim: those on disability benefits will have to ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Court ruling on "reasonable adjustments" under the DDA « TechBlog
By martinsloan
The case involves a successful claim by a customer that, as a service provider, RBS had breached its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the "DDA") – in particular that it had failed to make "reasonable ...
TechBlog - http://techblog.brodies.com/

25/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Public loos do not meet disabled access standards
Wokingham Times
The toilets in Woodley's Local Loo scheme are all too small to meet the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards for the acceptable size of toilets, ...
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Litigation can cost more than just legal fees
Law Gazette
A spokesman for RBS said: 'The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc is committed to meeting its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

nufc1892's VIP Profile - Absolute Radio
By nufc1892
''However, the machines that we have are widely used across the world and are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (2000). ''We would like to point out that there are also alternative methods of payment that can be used for ...
nufc1892 blog on Absolute Radio - http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/vip/profile/nufc1892/blog/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=xml&utm_campaign=rss

In a Wheelchair? Forget the train! « The Blue Print
By Jon.Morgan
The Disability Discrimination Act was specifically intended to break down barriers for disabled people, putting pressure on private and public organisations to make their premises and services as accessible as possible. ...
The Blue Print - http://blog.jonathanmorganam.com/

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

23/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Parking car out of reach – when you are 3ft 6in
Lincolnshire Echo
He said the council's machines were compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (2000). He also said that alternative ways to pay for parking were ...
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Monday, 23 November 2009

22/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Cheam High School is Wheelchair Friendly
PR-USA.net (press release)
Like shops, museums and other service providers, schools must comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) by making their premises accessible to the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Media dis&dat: Court: UK bank must provide wheelchair access
By BA Haller
Lord Justice Wall said Mr Allen could not access counter facilities at the bank and a duty "plainly thereby arose" under the Disability Discrimination Act. The judge said the bank could have taken steps to provide access for those ...
Media dis&dat - http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Los Angeles Private Investigators The disability discrimination
...

The disability discrimination act â what retailers require to acknowledge ... under the disability discrimination actdda merchants who sells goods at retail ...

21/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled student wins landmark victory in wheelchair access battle ...
24dash - Hereford,UK
... bank and a duty "plainly thereby arose" under the Disability Discrimination ... Mr Allen in a case funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, ...

£300000 council house conversion for 39-stone Norwich man
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
Mr Williment, who retired through disability 20 years ago, puts his weight ... to eliminate unlawful discrimination, promote equality for disabled people, ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

RBS Loses Appeal Over Wheelchair Access Ruling « Same Difference
By samedifference1
Lord Justice Wall said in today's ruling that Allen could not access the counter facilities at the bank and a duty "plainly thereby arose" under the Disability Discrimination Act. He said the bank could have taken steps to provide access for ... ruling – the first time a court had ever granted an injunction requiring building work as a 'reasonable adjustment' under the Disability Discrimination Act." The case was supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

What is associated discrimination?
Manchester Evening News
The claim was brought under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which does not, upon the face of it, apply to associative discrimination. ...
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Royal Bank of Scotland loses landmark wheelchair access appeal
Times Online
The case was the first to test the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act in relation to services such as bank facilities. ...
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Bank loses disabled access appeal
BBC News
Lord Justice Wall said Mr Allen could not access counter facilities at the bank and a duty "plainly thereby arose" under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Facelift for Rugby Town Hall reception
Coventry Telegraph
The facelift includes a new layout, facilities and signposts to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. The project starts on Monday and could take ...
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Bank loses wheelchair access appeal
The Press Association
Judge John Dowse ruled at Sheffield County Court in January that the bank had breached the disability act. Richard Lissack QC, for RBS, argued at the Court ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Landmark victory in bank access battle - The Star
From 1st October 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places a legal duty on all those who provide services to the public to make reasonable adjustments to the physical environment of their premises to ensure that disabled ...
The Star - Headlines - http://www.thestar.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=5730

Spaghetti Gazetti: Coming soon - Pete's first book!
By The Editor
... The forming of Birmingham Disability Rights Group and the campaign for a resource centre; The work of the centre in the 1990s and the campaign for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; Changing services over the past 2 decades and ...
Spaghetti Gazetti - http://www.spaghettigazetti.com/

Benefit regulations 'discriminatory' | News | Ocean Media
... financial implications for social landlords providing supported housing. 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/



 

20/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

When is Deaf apartheid acceptable? « Pesky People
By peskypeople
The DDA aims to end discrimination that many Disabled and Deaf face. It is unlawful for businesses and organisations to treat disabled people less favourably than other people for a reason related to their disability. ...
Pesky People - http://peskypeople.wordpress.com/

Different aspects of auditing: Access audits for DDA
By Julie Boonefaes
During my search for a new subject for my weakly blog I came across an article with the title:"Access Audits for DDA". I had no idea what DDA meant so I did some research. DDA stands for "disability discrimination acts", ...
Different aspects of auditing - http://differentaspectsofauditing.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

VOTE: Writing on wall for library sign
The Bolton News
But a Bolton Council spokesman said: "We carried out an audit to ensure that all our signage and buildings comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Lemon Law Commercial: Tactile paving and the fulfillment of the ...
By MIO LAW
... is made textured ground surface indicators, platforms, primarily on roads and function to help visually impaired pedestrians, so that the transport authorities and service providers comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Lemon Law Commercial - http://lemonlawcommercial.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act – What Retailers Need to Know ...
There are over ten million less able adults in the UK who form an important part of the retail industry's customer base. Making premises, goods and ...

16/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'Tardis' jibe fails to put uni's lift plan into orbit
Cambridge News
... but Prof Andy Cliff insisted three lifts in the Old Schools were required to provide sufficient access to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
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£100k for arts centre falls well short of target
The Herald
... as the 18th century buildings struggle to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Its grand Millbay plan was to build a centre that ...
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Friday, 20 November 2009

19/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Liz Sayce: 'Equality matters more, not less, in hard economic times'
Independent - London,England,UK
Radar's Lights, Camera, Action report on the impact of the Disability Equality
Duty shows how public organisations have achieved significant impact by ...

Harman's equality rules to decide £220bn contracts
This is London - London,England,UK
Public bodies will also get a new equality duty covering race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion. The Equalities Bill will ban age ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality Bill likely to become law ePolitixcom
The Local Government Association said it supports the introduction of the general public equality duty. The existing race gender and disability duties are ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Changing people's attitudes
Coventry Telegraph
... local businesses and raise awareness of what action the Disability Discrimination Act legally requires companies to take and how else they can help. ...
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18/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Volunteers are not covered by discrimination laws
Lawdit Commercial Solicitors
... volunteer brought a claim for discrimination alleging that she had received less favourable treatment under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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Intel boss: I'll wash Branson's planes if he doesn't like our Reader
PC Pro
People with Dyslexia are covered under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) so are protected against discrimination, but were oddly left out of the ...
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DCS News Alert for: DDA

Cheam High School is Wheelchair Friendly
PR.com (press release)
The lift means the school complies with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Leicester, United Kingdom, November 18, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Like shops, ...
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

17/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Suffolk: Boy wins apology on 'school phobia'
The Lowestoft Journal
... Services department and the Legal Services department have also been told to undertake training on the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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Ancient university buildings under threat
guardian.co.uk
Although there are special considerations for how the access demands of the 2004 Disability Discrimination Act are applied to listed buildings, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

VoluntaryNews » Item » Volunteers not protected by disability
...

By admin
An Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act, as they are not covered by the term "occupation". While the legal concept of employment is well established, ...
VoluntaryNews - http://www.voluntarynews.org.uk/wp/



 

Monday, 16 November 2009

15/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Please Can Anyone Advise Me If My Company Is Breaching Disability
...

By China Sourcing Commentator
... win it for I don't believe it is the companies intention to discriminate on a disability and I do not believe that temporary illness can be classified as a disability as in the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act. UK answer ...
China Sourcing - http://www.sourcing-from-china.com/

Sunday, 15 November 2009

14/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Wheelchair-user makes council move meetings
Darlington and Stockton Times
"We need to ensure we are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and then not rest on our laurels," he said. "We should be making access for ...
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Wheelchair challenge tests access
BBC News
Not only Wales but most of the UK needs to go to the drawing board and start thinking of access as the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) is not being ...
See all stories on this topic

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Sally's World: me....discriminatory???
By Sally's World
I did explain to him about the Disability discrimination Act and how companies have to make reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities, but to be honest, my heart wasn't in it, I'm so sick of it, all I wanted was to not be ...
Sally's World - http://sallyannestephenson.blogspot.com/

On air: Should you be open about your mental illness ? « BBC World ...
By Mark Sandell
In addition, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 strengthened the existing legislation to include mental health and this is gradually going some way to minimise discrimination, such as that practiced by employers – they still ...
BBC World Have Your Say - http://worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Scientific Commons Implementing the Disability Discrimination Act
...

Implementing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 A comparison of Manchester city centre and outoftown retailer responses2005 ...


 

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Charity princess refused Blackpool tram ride - Blackpool Today
CheeseWeasel,. 13/11/2009 08:19:14. Mr Right side. You are absolutely completely totally wrong. under the DDA it is illegal to deny access to premises, which a tram is. That the buses are compliant is irrelevant. Report Unsuitable ...
Blackpool Today - News - http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=62


 

Friday, 13 November 2009

12/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Unpaid volunteers not covered by discrimination legislation
Law Gazette
... brought by a citizens advice bureau volunteer who alleged she had received less favourable treatment under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA). ...
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HB&O help Warwickshire Association for the Blind give guidance
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
The charity, which was formed in 1911, is set to engage local businesses and raise awareness of what action the Disability Discrimination Act legally ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Broader approach to disability discrimination. « Lili Hunter ...
By admin
The EAT has confirmed that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 can be interpreted to apply to those whose rights are discriminated against because of their association with a protected group. The ruling on "associated" discrimination
...
Lili Hunter Consulting - http://www.lilihunter.com/blog/

Thursday, 12 November 2009

11/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Never Walked In High Heels » It's Armistice Day Again
By admin
It is the time when we all wear red poppies for remembrance and flower sellers on the street corner are doing a respectful duty. The scarlet plastic flowers contrasting against our dark coats are a bold statement for the good that men are capable ... The Disability Rights Commission recently revealed that a shocking number of organizations failed to give a disability equality scheme on the required date. Research shows that over forty percent of disabled people are deemed ...
Never Walked In High Heels - http://neverwalkedinhighheels.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

How charming to pillory disabled Gordon Brown
Times Online
Charges are considered under the Disability Discrimination Act. Officials are forced into grovelling public apologies; the head of the local council is ...
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Bank appeals against ruling
TeleText
RBS said a judge at Sheffield County Court was wrong to rule the bank broke the Disability Discrimination Act.
See all stories on this topic

Bank appeals against disability ruling
Yorkshire Evening Post
Discrimination Act and ordered it to pay £6500 in damages, as well as giving it until the end of September to install a platform lift. ...
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Bank appeals against disability ruling
This is London
At Sheffield County Court in January, Judge John Dowse ruled the bank had breached the Disability Discrimination Act and ordered it to pay £6500 in damages, ...
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Disabled teenager continues fight
BBC News
At a hearing at Sheffield County Court in January, Judge John Dowse ruled the bank had breached the Disability Discrimination Act. RBS appealed against the ...
See all stories on this topic

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Voluntary Workers and the Disability Discrimination Act Biggart ...
The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has recently held that voluntary workers without a contract are not entitled to claim disability discrimination under ...


 


 

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

10/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled man's fight with bank
The Star
... Judge John Dowse ruled the bank had breached the Disability Discrimination Act and ordered the company to pay £6500 in damages, as well as giving it ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act


 

09/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Discrimination: EBR Attridge Law LLP and another v Coleman UKEAT ...
By charonqc
... of disability — Whether prohibition of discrimination extending to non disabled employee — Disability Discrimination Act 1995, ss 3A, 3B (as inserted by Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/1673), ...
Insite Law Reports - http://insitelawreports.wordpress.com/

Monday, 9 November 2009

08/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The disability paradox
guardian.co.uk
Worrying news indeed, particularly given that the Disability Discrimination Act is now well over a decade old. It will also be of concern to policymakers ...
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

07/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: DDA

Volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act
PersonnelToday.com
She argued that the DDA should be interpreted to include occupation, and to provide protection for volunteers. The coa heard the case earlier this year and ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Disability Equality Duty
Oct 19, 2009 ... The Disability Equality Duty The Gender Equality Duty Who is covered by the specific duties on Public Authorities in Scotland Introduction ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Friday Podcast: Poor mental health at work; volunteers not covered by ...
PersonnelToday.com
A new EAT ruling says that volunteers are not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, and considers the implications of further legal challenges. ...
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Saturday, 7 November 2009

06/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Carers' rights extended in landmark ruling
Tribune (blog)
EAT president Mr Justice Underhill said that to interpret the Disability Discrimination Act in line with European law, it was necessary to 'read into' the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act
...

By Simon Duncan
Volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act as they are not covered by the term "occupation", the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.. In a case that will have implications for all charities that deploy ...
Yorkshire and Humber ICT Champion - http://yhictchampion.wordpress.com/

Friday, 6 November 2009

05/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Associative Discrimination
UKPRwire (press release)
As primary carer for her 5-year-old disabled son, she alleged disability discrimination, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Directive, ...
See all stories on this topic

Employment – is Or-well with the Equality Bill?
Law Gazette
Concepts such as indirect discrimination, which do not presently feature in disability discrimination, are now to be applied universally to ensure parity. ...
See all stories on this topic

Volunteers not protected by discrimination law, tribunal rules
Charity Finance
Volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act as they are not covered by the term "occupation", the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled ...
See all stories on this topic

Occupational health guidance requires patient consent to disclose reports to ...
Shoosmiths legal updates
... for example, to ascertain what reasonable adjustments may be needed for an employee who is disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, ...
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A professional approach to mental health at work
Healthcare Today
... conceal their problems which can mean they don't get the support they need and can leave them unprotected by the Disability Discrimination Act. The Time ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Volunteers and the Disability Discrimination Act :: Lawcompli.com
By admin
X v Mid-Sussex CAB (30 October 2009) is authority for the proposition that 'volunteers' (such as unpaid charity or CAB workers) are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act or the EU Framework Directive. ...
Lawcompli.com - http://www.lawcompli.com/

Ambush Predator: So Much For The 1994 Disability Discrimination Act...
By JuliaM
According to the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, it is against the law for a blind person and their guide dog to be refused entry to a restaurant. George plans to report the Rose Cafe to the Commission for Equality and Human Rights ...
Ambush Predator - http://thylacosmilus.blogspot.com/


 

Thursday, 5 November 2009

04/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The other side of dyslexia
guardian.co.uk
Technically we are 'disabled' and covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. In truth we don't as much have a disability as an 'inability' to do certain ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Do I Need To Explain or Apologize? | autisable
These are showing where special considerations are made and the children are allowed to act any 'ole way they want, including laughing at "inappropriate" times :) I'm fortunate that my boys do quite well in the movie theaters, ... I'm in the UK and we also have some good disability discrimination laws. Making sure that they are enforced is a difficult one in some cases, I do suffer from that typically British 'don't like to make a fuss' attitude My daughter has given me ...
autisable's Autisable - http://www.autisable.com/

Do You Have Some Spare Time? Want To Help A Good Cause? « Same ...
By samedifference1
IMPERFECT also strives to raise awareness of the disability-based discrimination experienced by huge numbers within the UK on a daily basis and also to empower individuals to call an end to inequality. The campaign will soon be creating a helpline, ... The IMPERFECT t-shirts act as a symbol of support, understanding and agreement of the cause and can be bought on the website. We believe that they are more than just a fashion item; they are a statement of inner confidence. ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

03/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Wheelchair-bound mother forced to bank on street after health and safety bars ...
Telegraph.co.uk
A NatWest spokesman said the bank took its responsibilities under the Disability and Discrimination Act ''very seriously''. He said: "We have been unable to ...
See all stories on this topic

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Associative discrimination: how EAT would amend disability
...

By Stephen Simpson
In EBR Attridge Law LLP v Coleman EAT/0071/09 [subscription required], the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to consider whether or not the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 could be interpreted to cover associative discrimination without ...
XpertHR - Employment Intelligence - http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/

A Day in the Life: Dave's Progress. Chapter 45: What Would The ...
By David
... as a positive attribute when hiring staff, developing new roles in which former service users are employed in a mental health team, and the introduction of "reasonable adjustments" as cited in the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
A Day in the Life - http://mb1023.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

02/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Carers given right to make compensation claims
Kester Cunningham John Solicitors (press release)
It upheld a European Court of Justice decision that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) should apply to discrimination against people who act as a carer ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Why The Rise of the BNP is Excellent News for Disabled People ...
By George Fanning
... that is not wasted through bureaucratic incompetence, because otherwise what exactly was the point of a Disability Discrimination Act when it doesn't benefit the people it was meant to help with improved access to facilities. ...
The British National Party - http://bnp.org.uk/

Monday, 2 November 2009

01/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Ian's UNITE Site: EAT ruling on DDA and Carers for Disabled People
By Ian
I haven't yet seen the actual ruling, but the gist of it seems to be to uphold the view of the original Employment Tribunal that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) protects people who care for someone with a disability as well as ...
Ian's UNITE Site - http://www.iansunitesite.org.uk/


 

Sunday, 1 November 2009

31/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Mediation moves beyond the bitterness
guardian.co.uk
... the stress would have been horrendous for her. It would have been bad for the company too, if it had lost the case under the Disability Discrimination Act."
See all stories on this topic

Coleman tribunal ruling extends 'associative discrimination' rights to private ...
PersonnelToday.com
The ruling Coleman v Attridge Law will enable private sector carers to make a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) for discrimination against ...
See all stories on this topic

Carers of disabled people have right to claim discrimination
Communitycare.co.uk
... that discrimination on the grounds of association with a disabled person could be interpreted as within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act
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30/11/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Sidmouth planners back guest house plans
Sidmouth Herald
Owners of Southcombe, Vicarage Road, want to make the improvements to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and, said Councillor Simon Pollentine: ...
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Disabled man slams Vision Express facilities
Newbury Weekly News Group
But store chiefs insist their facilities are compliant with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) guidelines. Seventy-year-old Dr William Little, ...
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