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  • Status: Point in time view as at 03/07/2003. This version of this Act contains provisions that are not valid for this point in time. Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for

    the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (See end of Document for details)

    Disability Discrimination Act 1995 1995 CHAPTER 50

    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. [8th November 1995]

    F1Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    Extent Information E1 Act extends to Northern Ireland subject to modifications: see s. 70(6), Sch. 8.

    Textual Amendments F1 Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not

    already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1 (as substituted (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2279, Sch. 2) (with ss. 6(4), 205, and with amendments and savings in the said S.I. 2010/2279, art. 16); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(f) (with arts. 4-25, Schs. 1-16); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

    Modifications etc. (not altering text) C1 Act restricted (E.W.S.) (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 17, ss. 21, 46 (with s. 38)

    Act restricted (8.8.1998) by S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I. 16), art. 160(1)(b) (as substituted (8.8.1998) by S.I. 1998/1265 (N.I. 8), arts. 1(2), 15(3); S.R. 1998/274, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 (with savings and transitional provisions in art. 3)) Act: transfer of certain functions (N.I.) (1.12.1999) by S.R. 1999/481, art. 8(a), Sch. 6 Pt. I Act (except ss. 8, 9(4)(d), 10(2)(b)): transfer of certain functions (N.I.)(1.12.1999) by S.R. 1999/481, art. 4(a), Sch. 2 Pt. I

    C2 Act: power to amend conferred (N.I) (1.9.2005) by The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1117 (N.I. 6)), arts. 1, 38(6); S.R. 2005/336, art. 2, Sch.

    C3 Act: applied (with modifications) (S.) (3.11.2008) by The Mental Health (England and Wales Cross- border transfer: patients subject to requirements other than detention) (Scotland) Regulations (S.S.I. 2008/356), {regs. 2, 33(1)}

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/70/6 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/schedule/8 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/2010/15 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2279 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2279 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2279/schedule/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2279 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2279/article/16 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2317 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2317/article/2/15/f http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2317/article/4 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2010/2317/schedule/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2011/1066 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2011/1066/article/2/h http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1996/17 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1996/17/section/21 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1996/17/section/46 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1996/17/section/38 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1996/1919 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1996/1919/article/160/1/b http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1998/1265 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1998/1265 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1998/1265/article/1/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/1998/1265/article/15/3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1998/274 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1998/274/article/2/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1998/274/schedule/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1998/274/article/3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481/article/8/a http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481/schedule/6/part/I http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481/article/4/a http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1999/481/schedule/2/part/I http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117/article/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117/article/38/6 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2005/336 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2005/336/article/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2005/336/schedule http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ssi/2008/356 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ssi/2008/356

  • 2 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50) Part I – Disability

    Document Generated: 2020-05-03 Status: Point in time view as at 03/07/2003. This version of this Act contains provisions that are not valid for this point in time.

    Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (See end of Document for details)

    C4 Act applied (N.I.) (10.12.2015) by Children's Services Co-operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 10 (N.I.)), ss. 9(3)(b), 10(1)

    C5 Act: transfer of functions (N.I.) (8.5.2016) by The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016/76), art. 1(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with art. 9(2))

    PART I

    DISABILITY

    1 Meaning of “disability” and “disabled person”.

    (1) Subject to the provisions of Schedule 1, a person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if he 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.

    (2) In this Act “disabled person” means a person who has a disability.

    Modifications etc. (not altering text) C6 S. 1 applied (N.I.) (6.4.2005) by The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland)

    Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1117 (N.I. 6)), arts. 1, 2(3)

    Commencement Information I1 S. 1 wholly in force at 30.5.1996; s. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see. s. 70(3); s. 1 in force (E.W.S.)

    at 17.5.1996 by S.I. 1996/1336, art. 3(a); s. 1 in force (N.I.) at 30.5.1996 by S.R. 1996/219, art. 3(a)

    2 Past disabilities. E+W+S

    (1) The provisions of this Part and Parts II [F2to 4] apply in relation to a person who has had a disability as they apply in relation to a person who has that disability.

    (2) Those provisions are subject to the modifications made by Schedule 2.

    (3) Any regulations or order made under this Act may include provision with respect to persons who have had a disability.

    (4) In any proceedings under Part II [F3, 3 or 4] of this Act, the question whether a person had a disability at a particular time (“the relevant time”) shall be determined, for the purposes of this section, as if the provisions of, or made under, this Act in force when the act complained of was done had been in force at the relevant time.

    (5) The relevant time may be a time before the passing of this Act.

    Extent Information E2 This version of this provision extends to England and Wales and Scotland only; a separate version has

    been created for Northern Ireland only.

    Textual Amendments F2 S. 2(1): words “to 4” substituted for words “and III” (E.W.S.) (1.9.2002) by 2001 c. 10, s. 38(2)(a)

    (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2002/2217, art. 3, Sch. 1 Pt. 1

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nia/2015/10 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nia/2015/10 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nia/2015/10/section/9/3/b http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nia/2015/10/section/10/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2016/76 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2016/76 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2016/76/article/1/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2016/76/schedule/1/part/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/2016/76/article/9/2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117/article/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisi/2005/1117/article/2/3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/70/3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/1996/1336 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/1996/1336/article/3/a http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1996/219 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/nisr/1996/219/article/3/a http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/1995/50/section/2/1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/2001/10 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/2001/10/section/38/2/a http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/2001/10/section/43/13 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2002/2217 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2002/2217/article/3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2002/2217/schedule/1/part/1

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    Status: Point in time view as at 03/07/2003. This version of this Act contains provisions that are not valid for this point in time. Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for

    the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (See end of Document for details)

    F3 S. 2(4): words “, 3 or 4” substituted for words “or Part III” (E.W.S.) (1.9.2002) by 2001 c. 10, s. 38(2) (b) (with s. 43(13)