Equality Act 2010 - Access Audit
What is the DDA/Equality Act 2010?
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.
Is DDA/Equality Act 2010 enforced?
Unlike other statutory law there is no Local Authority or Government Officer who enforces the legislation it is left to an individual disabled person to bring a civil action against an organisation where they feel aggrieved.
Why do I need DDA/Equality Audit?
By having an Audit and then implementing necessary actions you will demonstrate that you have adopted a reasonable steps which will help you to defend a complaint or claim brought against your business by a disabled person but, most importantly you will be improving access for disabled people.
The Equality Act Code of Practice states that the completion of an Access Audit by a ‘suitably qualified person’ will ‘help service providers to meet their obligations under the Act’.
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