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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

REPEALED (except in Northern Ireland). The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010, except in Northern Ireland where the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 still applies (with amendments).

An Act to make it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in connection with employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or the disposal or management of premises; to make provision about the employment of disabled persons; and to establish a National Disability Council.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 implement (in Great Britain) provisions of Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, so far as it relates to disability discrimination.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) (Further and Higher Education) Regulations 2006 implement (in Great Britain) the provisions of Council Directive 2000/78/EC, establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation.

The Disability Discrimination (Employment Field) (Leasehold Premises) Regulations 2004 contain provisions applying where a person who has a duty to make reasonable adjustments under Part 2 of the 1995 Act needs to obtain consent from a lessor or superior lessor to make those changes, and the circumstances in which such consent may be given or withheld.

The Meaning of Diability Regulations (made under Schedule 1) have the effect of excluding from the scope of the definition:
(a) (other than those medically caused) (regulation 3),
(b) certain personality disorders (regulation 4(1)) and
(c) hayfever and similar conditions (regulation 4(2)).