Labour & European Law Review
17 June 2010
The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced this week that it is launching an investigation into whether public bodies and public transport providers are fulfilling their legal obligations to prevent disabled people from being harassed.
Under discrimination legislation the Government can require certain changes to normal tribunal procedure in cases where national security is an issue. In Home Office v Tariq the Court of Appeal said that although tribunals can exclude a claimant and their representative from the proceedings in the interests of national security, they must disclose the gist of the material to give the claimant the chance to challenge it effectively.
The 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires employers to make reasonable adjustments in order to accommodate disabled people.