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This two-part podcast will look at the changes to the law on Disability Discrimination after the new Equality Act 2010 came into force. The new law changes the existing definition of disability that a Claimant will have to satisfy to gain protection under the Act. This podcast will explore disability discrimination under the new definitions and what this will mean for employers.

Part One of this two-part series will begin to set out the new definitions under the Equality Act and examine direct discrimination and how the new Act has extended its definition.

Part Two of this two-part series on disability discrimination will discuss discrimination arising from disability, indirect discrimination and finally failure to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the changes to the law and be able to identify the requirements for finding discrimination arising from disability;
  • Be able to distinguish Discrimination Arising from Disability with Indirect Discrimination;
  • Understand the definition of Indirect Discrimination and what this means for employees;
  • Understand when disability discrimination can be justified;
  • Understand how the justification requirement for indirect discrimination and discrimination arising from disability impacts upon public bodies;
  • Know how the requirement to make reasonable adjustments differs from previous law.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005;
  • The Draft Employment Code of Practice;
  • http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/new-equality-act-guidance/;
  • R v Malcolm [2008] IRLR 700;
  • Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2010] IRLR 865.

In this two-part podcast Declan O’Dempsey provides a practical guide to the new disability discrimination definitions under the Equality Act 2010. The podcast looks in detail at how the law regarding disability discrimination has changed. The new definitions are discussed and practical examples given.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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