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Disability Discrimination and reasonable adjustments

Many employers struggle with the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. When is the duty triggered? When will an adjustment be ‘reasonable’? When is an employer entitled to turn down an employee request for a particular change to the way they work? The following article was written by Andrew Masters of Furley Page Solicitors.

Disability campaigner claims victory in bid for wheelchair users to have priority over buggies on buses

Disabled campaigner Doug Paulley has claimed "an important victory" in his legal battle for wheelchair users to have priority use for wheelchair spaces on buses reports the Daily Telegraph.

Premier League clubs criticised in disability access report

Premier League clubs could face heavy fines and even the prospect of points deductions if they fail to meet an August deadline to become compliant with disability access requirements reports ITV News.

'See the person, not the disability'

With a tough job market, what can disabled people do to make employers see what they can do instead of what they can’t? Reporter Freya Findlay finds out for the News and Star.

What must happen for the work, health and disability Green Paper to succeed

The Government’s recent work, health and disability Green Paper sets an ambitious target for closing the disability employment gap. Nick Pahl, CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine, looked at what needs to be done in Personnel Today.

Access Design Awards

Find out more about the recent Access Design Awards organised and sponsored by Bespoke Hotels

Paralympian forced to wet herself on train journey

Paralympic athlete and disabilities campaigner Anne Wafula Strike MBE was forced to wet herself on a CrossCountry train because it didn't have a working disabled toilet reports BBC News.

Plan to boost Scots disability support

The Scottish government aims to halve the employment gap for disabled people as part of an action plan to boost disability support reports BBC News.

Disabled toilets: When does accessible not mean accessible?

What would you do if you had to travel miles to go to the toilet, to avoid being changed on a dirty floor or in the back of a car reports BBC News?

Disability equality show hits the road

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams was joined by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of a nationwide Disability Equality Roadshow in Manchester reports the Oldham Evening Chronicle.