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Disability - Protected Characteristic

Key Points

  • The Equality Act 2010 added indirect disability discrimination to the potential heads of claim.
  • S.6(1) of the Act defines disability and Schedule 1 sets out supplementary provisions on disability.
  • There are 6 heads of disability discrimination
  • Pre-employment health questionnaires should not be used except as a tool to determine reasonable adjustments
  • Brexit effect - unless otherwise stated, the position in relation to any EU legislation and decisions as set out in this card is as it was understood at the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020. For information on the status of EU decisions and legislation as of 31st December 2020 please see Statement on impact of Brexit on Emplaw Online content

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