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Charities and disability

Pauline Hughes looks at the effects of the Disability Discrimination Act on charities’ work and how they are run

8 November 2002

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) was the first piece of domestic anti-discrimination legislation concerning disability. Its provisions make it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in connection with employment, the provisions of goods, facilities and services and the disposal and management of premises. From 1 September 2002 it is also unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in connection with education (DDA as amended by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)). The DDA is a companion to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976. In some respects its provisions are similar, although the DDA has been widely criticised for being less effective. Other relevant legislation The focus of this article is disability discrimination under the DDA but it is possible a DDA claim would also plead breaches of the Human Rights Act (HRA). The HRA has also been used by disabled people to assert thei...

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