Monday, February 14, 2011
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) was adopted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom to combat discrimination against people with disabilities. The Act makes discrimination against people with disabilities illegal employment and the provision of premises, were and services. He better access to public transport and education. He has created a National Council of disabled persons. Act was subsequently amended by a number of other laws. BackgroundDiscrimination has on race or sex in the United Kingdom was prohibited act as discrimination on grounds of sex (1975) Act and relations race (1976). Discrimination against disabled persons act is important rights calendar for people with disabilities because it not only makes positive obligations on employers and other to necessary adjustments as well as downright illegal discrimination illegal for employers discrimination against people with disabilities, not only by the deduction of employment opportunities, but also by changing it placed the terms or conditions of employment to the needs of persons with disabilities.Employment DiscriminationThe make law. It makes it to employers not to disclose, promotions, training, transfers and all other benefits, the other members of staff available on the grounds of disability illegal. In addition he placed a requirement for the employer to the physical workspace customize "reasonable" machinery or equipment, working hours and other conditions of employment, take the needs of workers with disabilities. "Reasonable" contain the steps the practices and effective and employer.Other acted no place unbearable financial burdens on forms of DiscriminationThe has improved public Verkehrsm habenZugangitteln for keeping the premises of persons with disabilities or the conditions of use of the premises disabled.The change also illegal act rendered. It was illegal to refuse access were disabled or otherwise to the members of the public services available. Special arrangements were to improve access to public transport. in particular, taxis were required to transport people with disabilities in wheelchairs and guide dogs without additional charges (the traditional UK taxi are wide enough for wheelchairs) .EnforcementThe law established the rights of persons with disabilities to apply its provisions. The power, for example, complaints against employers before a Labour Court had brought order to corrective measures could be, but require the payment of compensation. Complaints to other forms of discrimination are civil proceedings in the country Court (England and Wales) or of the Court of the Sheriff (Scotland). The law expressly provides that compensation for the "violation of feelings" requested, as well as for any other damage suffered.The a national disability CouncilThis legislation major in body is ahead by the act as an independent legal obligation to advise the Government on measures to combat discrimination against persons civil for the disability of the National Council created rights, directed disabled.The disabled. The Council was also responsible for drafting a code of conduct on the rights of access to goods, services and Web sites. By Board of directors appointed by the Ministry of health. The Council is no longer exists. Since 2007, the rights of persons with disabilities were by the equality and the Commission on the right (d)He protected men.(e), which deals with discrimination based on age, sex, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and reversal of gender equality.