Year 7 Diversity - Discrimination

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Disability Discrimination Act
Information source: Directgov
What does disabled mean?
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
defines a disabled person as someone who
has a physical or mental impairment that
has a substantial and long-term adverse
effect on his or her ability to carry out
normal day-to-day activities.
Everyday life
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The DDA gives disabled people important rights
not to be discriminated against:
in accessing everyday goods and services
like shops, cafes, banks, cinemas and places of
worship
in buying or renting land or property
in accessing or becoming a member of a larger
private club
in accessing the functions of public bodies, like
the issuing of licenses for example
Employment
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Under the DDA, it is unlawful for employers to
discriminate against disabled people for a reason related
to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless
this can be justified. The Act covers things like:
application forms
interview arrangements
proficiency tests
job offers
terms of employment
promotion, transfer or training opportunities
work-related benefits such as access to recreation or
refreshment facilities
dismissal or redundancy
Disability Discrimination Act
Also covers:
• Health
• Education
• Mental health
• Motoring
• Transport
Activity.
• Read section 2 of the news article
• In small groups use the De Bono thinking
hats that were introduced earlier in the
module and consider the view points of:
– The presenter
– Parents
Key Questions
Do you think that Cerrie Burnell has the
qualities and attributes to be a children’s
television presenter?
Do you think the parents that complained
are discriminating against Cerrie Burnell?

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