your basic rights as a consumer, if you are disabled, you also have other rights which protect you against discrimination when you buy goods and services or use certain facilities. A person may be disabled if he is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor (even if he does not have such an impairment). Employers should ensure they have rules in place to prevent disability discrimination in: recruitment and selection determining pay, terms and conditions sickness absence training and development promotion dismissal redundancy. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees (including workers) because of a mental or physical disability. The disabled person claiming this type of discrimination does not have to compare their treatment to how someone else is treated. There is another kind of discrimination which is called discrimination arising from disability. They must not charge for these services. Because of this, the pub owner bars the man from the pub altogether. This would be counted as direct disability discrimination. More about the eass helpline Equality and Human Rights Commission You can find more information on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.
For more information about your basic consumer rights, see Buying goods your rights and Buying services your rights. For example, there could be a health and safety reason, or an unavoidable business reason. The airline always charges me for the wheelchair. Court rulings on obesity, there have been several court cases in the UK and Europe, and it is now accepted that obesity itself is not a disability. In Scotland, if you cant resolve the problem with the school, you should approach your local authority education department. It is also disability discrimination: to harass you if you are disabled, for example, by making jokes about your disability to victimise you if you take legal action because of discrimination against you, or if you help someone else to take legal action because. You may have a claim for pregnancy discrimination as well as disability discrimination. This is called discrimination by association to discriminate against you indirectly for example by requiring something which applies to all your colleagues but which is much more difficult for you and for disabled people to meet to treat you unfavourably because of something connected with.
This means that you shouldnt be treated unfairly just because youve made a complaint. Schools do not have to make reasonable adjustments to buildings and the physical environment of the school. You can find your local the Right to Die Movement council. A disabled employee or job applicant claiming indirect discrimination must show how they have been personally disadvantaged, as well as how the discrimination has or would disadvantage other disabled employees or job candidates. The law also protects people from discrimination based on their relationship with a person with a disability (even if they do not themselves have a disability). Taxi drivers can lose their licence and face a fine of 1,000 if they fail to transport wheelchair users. Access to goods, facilities and services The law gives certain basic rights to all consumers of goods, facilities and services. Airlines and travel companies are not allowed to refuse to accept bookings from disabled passengers.