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Managing Diversity - Disability

 Disability

  Disabled people are amongst the most disadvantaged. In 1986 the European Commission estimated that 10 per cent of the Community's population had some form of disability. This amounted to 27 million people. The UK was the first country in the European Union to introduce a Disability Discrimination Act, in 1995. An EU directive now includes a requirement for national legislation against discrimination on the grounds of disability.Outside the EU a few other countries have their own legislation:

    Is it fair to put people with disabilities onto dole queue? - criticism of the Australian Federal Government's attempt to limit access to the Disability Support Pension (DSP)

    Jobs growth policies must include people with disabilities - also on HRM Guide Australia

    Bill 118, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Discrimination against persons with disabilities is a widely acknowledged reality in Canada.

    Canada - Unemployment rates for workers with disabilities remain unacceptably high

    Disabilities: It's time to do MORE - Canadian Unions are asked asked to find ways to mobilize, organize, represent, and educate working people with disabilities about their rights in the workplace.

  Chartbook on Work and Disability in the United States, 1998  is a detailed resource on the ADA and other matters&

  UK - Disability discrimination law has 'glaring gaps'

  UK - EAT upholds 400,000 award for injured feelings  The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a compensatory award of 400,000 for injury to feelings. The award is thought to be the highest of its kind in a disability discrimination case.

  Disability Discrimination Laws now in place  Important changes are also being introduced to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 by the 2003 Amendment Regulations

  A Disability Rights Commission came into being in the UK in April 2000.

  Disability and work  - The New Deal for Disabled People forms part of the UK Government's programme for comprehensive civil rights.

  Disability Discrmination Act 1995 (UK) - a critique by Jenny Jacklin


 

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