Disability Discrimination Act


The Disability Discrimination Act

- Aims to reduce discrimination against disabled people, especially in employment and in access to facilities, goods and services

- Act implies that people with disabilities have the same rights as able-bodied people

Employment Provisions of DDA

- The Act makes it illegal for an employer to treat a disabled person less favourably then an able-bodied person in respect of recruitment, training, promotion, and dismissal

- In order for a disabled person to be employed, employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace. For example, allowing access to work and providing relevant aids

- The term reasonable adjustments allows employers to refuse to take such steps in situations where the alterations would be so costly they would risk the failure of the company

Access to Goods, Facilities and Services Provisions of DDA

- The Act requires suppliers of goods, facilities and services to provide the same standard of service to everyone

- The Act also requires that premises providing goods, facilities and services should be reasonable accessible to everybody

- A wide range of facilities are covcered by this Act including: shops, restaurants, hairdressing salons, hotels,


Sam Morran


A good resource - all key points and discussion of limitations.