Are you being discriminated against?
If you are disabled, or have had a
disability, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) makes it
unlawful for you to be discriminated against in:
- access to goods, facilities and services
- the management, buying or renting of land or property
The DDA was passed in 1995 to
introduce new measures aimed at ending the discrimination which
many disabled people face in their everyday lives.
Under the DDA, discrimination occurs where:
- a disabled person is treated less favourably than someone
- the treatment is for a reason relating to the person's
- the treatment cannot be justified
In some situations, less favourable treatment may amount to
"direct discrimination" and this cannot be justified.
Discrimination may also occur where:
- there is a failure to make a reasonable adjustment for a
There are also measures in the DDA covering harassment and