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Working futures?Disabled people, policy and social inclusion$
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Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346261

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001

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Legislating for equality: evaluating the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Legislating for equality: evaluating the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

(p.74) (p.75) Five Legislating for equality: evaluating the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Working futures?

Alan Roulstone

Colin Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter presents selected findings from some recent studies of the working of the Disability Discrimination Act. It focuses on the third of a series of studies that looked at the Act's implementation through in-depth case studies of participants in cases and potential cases, although some findings are incorporated from the first two studies. The chapter notes that the DDA came into force in December 1996, and under the employment provisions (Part Two of the Act) it is unlawful to treat a disabled employee less favourably than a non-disabled one for a reason related to their disability, without justification. It also focuses on the findings that relate to the employment provisions of the DDA, although the study also covered cases which were taken under the DDA provisions relating to goods and services.

Keywords:   Disability Discrimination Act, disabled employee, non-disabled employee, goods and services

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