Disability discrimination - long-term effect
A person has a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The effect of an impairment is long term if it meets one of the following criteria:
|It has lasted for at least 12 months|
|The period for which it lasts is likely to be at least 12 months|
|It is likely to last for the rest of the person's life|
Note: When an impairment ceases to have a substantial adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, it will be treated as continuing to have that effect if the effect is likely to reoccur.
A person who is deemed to be disabled does not need to show that their condition has a long-term effect.
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