All items: Meaning of disability

  • Diabetes as a disability

    Date:
    9 April 2015

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision involving the concept of disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, when considered in relation to an individual with type 2 diabetes largely controlled by avoiding sugary drinks.

  • Disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010

    Date:
    28 June 2010

    Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much more impact on day-to-day working life. In this article, we take a detailed look at how the Equality Act 2010 deals with disability discrimination and how the current disability discrimination regime will change when the new provisions come into force.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the meaning of disability for the purposes of the disability discrimination legislation.