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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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13Protection from discrimination (4) disability discrimination

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the background to disability discrimination in employment and its limitations prior to the Equality Act 2010
  • ■ Understand the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010
  • ■ Understand the different types of prohibited practices under the Equality Act 2010 as they relate to disabled employees
  • ■ Understand the nature and scope of the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees
  • ■ Understand the processes for making claims for disability discrimination and the available remedies
  • ■ Critically analyse the area
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations and reach conclusions

13.1 The origins ...

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