Is the Government allowing Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to slip by, letting you all down?
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 short answer is YES!
Is the Government and local Government allowing the Equalities Act 2010 to slip by and let you all down?
(Definition of a disable person 'According to the Government)
You're disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial' and ‘long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
The short answer again is YES!
Well our investigations have found that If you wish to take any government body to task over a case of discrimination or perceived discrimination they (the government body you have complained about and in most cases the actual individuals you have complained about) will investigate themselves, cover up (after all who would want to get their work mates into trouble if they make a little mistake it's not their fault they don't understand disability) and finally once the cover up is complete they give you nowhere to go to and try to get an independent investigation.
The government body who have investigated themselves will send out letters to you informing you that to take it further the ombudsman must be contacted and they will give you the contact information, however unfortunately they will not investigate government bodies or local government, as they do not have the powers to carry out such an investigation.
So that's it, 'this is the final letter and if you don't like the response there is no one else to complain to, if you feel they have been less than truthful in their cover-up, hard luck. Of course you do have the Act to fall back onto after all the Act is there to protect all 'isn't it?' You will need to fund a full scale investigation, court case, barristers, solicitors and if you are in any way found to be lacking in your case you will pay the government back for any costs. I wonder how many disabled people can afford to stand up for their rights.
It is time to stand up for your rights, if you have any similar experiences tell us about them, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you have information on how others can fight for their rights let us know we will share it with all......