LRD Booklets December 2006

Promoting equality for disabled workers - a guide to the law and best practice

Introduction (1724 words)

The last decade has substantially improved disabled people's legal rights. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) gave them rights in the areas of employment, ...

1. Discrimination in employment - the law (5269 words)

Discrimination against a disabled person is prohibited by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which has since been amended by the Disability Discrimination Act ...

2. Disability Equality Schemes, monitoring and the DDA 2005 (4620 words)

Since 5 December 2006, the UK's 45,000 public sector bodies - including health trusts, government departments, local authorities, colleges and universities - have had ...

3. A new legal definition of disability? (667 words)

More legislative change may be on the horizon if the government heeds a call from the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) for the legal definition ...

4. Disability champions (752 words)

The pioneering Disability Champion@ork project was initiated in 2003 by the technical and professional union Amicus in partnership with cerebral palsy charity Scope. Described ...

5. Making work accessible - reasonable adjustments (2152 words)

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 states: ...

6. Access to Work (2042 words)

Introduced in June 1994, the government's Access to Work (ATW) scheme awards grants towards the cost of the additional support needed by disabled workers ...

7. Absences and disability leave (1227 words)

Disabled employees may need time away from work for a variety of reasons related to their impairment - for medical appointments, for example, or ...

8. Disabled workers and health and safety (1452 words)

In 2003, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) published a report, The extent of use of health and ...

9. Benefit reform and disabled workers (1652 words)

In a January 2006 green paper, A new deal for welfare - empowering people to work, the government outlined radical proposals for the reform ...

10. Charter for disability equality (1078 words)

The TUC Disability Conference in May 2006 saw the launch of the Trade Union Charter for Disability Equality. The 20-point charter was drawn up ...

11. Accessible venues checklist (908 words)

This checklist, produced by the PCS civil service union, covers issues to be looked at when selecting venues for events. Some apply only to ...

Further information (243 words)

The Access to Work (ATW) scheme is run through local Jobcentre Plus offices. Information about ATW can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/DisabledPeople/Employment ...