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Disability Discrimination Act

An Act to make it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in connection with employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or the disposal or management of premises; to make provision about the employment of disabled persons; and to establish a National Disability Council.

[8th November 1995]

The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) is UK legislation that makes discrimination against anyone with a disability illegal. The act states that everyone should be viewed as equal with regards to employment, education and training, property, providing goods and services, facilities and equipment.

The UK Disability Rights Commission was set up to help support the legislation and to investigate non-compliance to the act.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission's web site includes excellent resources on all aspects of equality and the law.

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