Current Legislation And Sector Skills Standards Influence On Rights Of Service Users

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1.1 CURRENT LEGISLATION AND SECTOR SKILLS STANDARDS INFLUENCE ON RIGHTS OF SERVICE USERS
According to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, a disabled person “has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. ” Around 11 million people in the UK are living with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability with less than half employed. With developing technology, people with disabilities have become less dependent if not completely independent. For this reason, it is important to provide them the same opportunities like the rest of the population. Multiple laws have thus been enacted to ensure that disabled persons can operate in society effectively without any hindrance. One of such is The Equality Act 2010 which outlaws unfavorable treatment based on a person’s disability. Both legislations, among other provision, cover all areas concerned with application forms and processes allowing individuals privacy on the details of their disability, interview arrangements and convenience, employment offers, terms and pay, as well as promotion, transfer, training opportunities and dismissal from employment . This means that no employer can refuse to interview or employ a qualified candidate on account of his or her disability, but rather establish policies and practices to promote and maximize the rights of persons with disabilities or Health and Social…
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