Blackstones Guide to the Disability Discrimination Legislation

Paperback | December 15, 2004

byKaron Monaghan

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislation changes and amendments. Published within weeks of an Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) will be significantly amended as a result of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003. The Regulations introduce new concepts of discrimination, extend the scope of the Act and create new exemptions. They came into force on 1October 2004, and on the same day the 'premises adjustments' provisions of the DDA also come into force. These will require service providers to make physical adjustments to their premises to accommodate disabled people. These two very significant pieces of legislation will thus have aconsiderable impact on everyday working practice across a wide range of sectors, including employment, education, housing, transport, and the provision of goods and services.This practical and easy-to-use Guide contains copies of the legislation and detailed commentary and is therefore a vital companion for anyone working in or seeking to understand this complex area of the law. including barristers, solicitors, service providers and advisors.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislation changes and amendments. Published within weeks of an Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key ...

Karon Monaghan is a barrister specialising in discrimination law at Matrix Chambers and writes and lectures widely in this area. She is Chair of the Discrimination Law Association; a member of the Equal Treatment Advisory Committee (ETAC) of the Judicial Studies Board; a member of the Bar Race Relations Committee and a Commissioner o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.39 inPublished:December 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199279195

ISBN - 13:9780199279197

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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to the DDA and an overview of the changes2. A critical approach to the DDA's purpose, structure, and provisions and a review of its progress3. A review of European Community law and the impact of the ECHR and HRA4. Definitions5. Employment6. Goods and services; landlords and vendors7. Education8. Transport9. Exemptions10. Liability11. The Disability Rights Commission12. Procedure and enforcement13. Funding and supportAppendix 1 - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as amendedAppendix 2 - Extracts from the Codes of Practice

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`It is always useful to have another perspective on this complex area of legislation, especially when it comes from a highly experienced and successful practitioner like Karon Monaghan...Her commentary on European Community and human rights law is particularly valuable, as one might expect, asare her views on disability discrimination in an employment context...this work should provide assistance for all those practicing in this challenging area of the law...This book is a useful tool in seeking to do so.'Lorna Findlay (St Philips Chambers, Birmingham), New Law Journal.