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Disability Countdown

Academic journal article Manager

Disability Countdown

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UK businesses that provide goods, facilities or services to the public, or employ more than 1 5 people, need to be aware of imminent changes to the Disability Discrimination Act.

That is the warning from employment law specialist Nichola Upperton-Evans from Rowe Cohen Solicitors.

As the Administrative Manager for your organisation, this may well impact you -so read on...

From October such businesses will be required to take 'reasonable' steps to ensure that they are not inadvertently discriminating against disabled customers, employees or prospective employees.

The physical changes may be such minor matters as lowering door handles to put them within reach of wheelchair users, putting up handrails on short staircases or keeping corridors and passages free from clutter.

Employment changes might mean keeping work-related information available in large print, Braille or audio versions and holding interviews in accessible locations. …

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