The quest for equality
The Government has sought to provide further protection to disabled employees with the Disability Discrimination Act. But the legislation has provoked concern among small businesses because of the potential cost burden the new law brings, writes David Gibson
The new Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005 received Royal Assent last month, introducing changes to employment law that are likely to have a profound impact on businesses. New far-reaching provisions mean that those suffering from progressive illnesses such as cancer and HIV and those suffering from mental illnesses, will receive unprecedented protection at work.
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