Disability Discrimination Policy
The current disability discrimination legislation, makes it illegal to discriminate against disabled persons who fall under the definition of the act and that they are treated fairly and equally. The act places specific emphasis upon disabled persons within educational establishments.
The groups which need to be included
The policy will need to address all groups and prospective groups which may be in contact with the Centre. It is the Centre’s responsibility to identify the appropriate groups.
A Centre’s Disability and Discrimination policy will need to set out the arrangements and management structure that will operate to ensure that it meets its responsibilities as set out in the current legislation.
The Department for Work and Pensions provides guidance to employers on meeting their responsibilities in respect of the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995.
Publication: Adjusting for Better Business.