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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the new disability law that everyone is talking about?

What does 'disability' actually mean?

Can I be held personally responsible and taken to court?

Who does the new law apply to?

What exactly is disability discrimination?

How do I know if I'm treating someone less favourably?

Are there any circumstances in which I am justified in treating someone less favourably?

What is a reasonable adjustment?

How do I know if I'm being reasonable?

Can I be guilty of discrimination even if I didn't know someone is disabled?

When does my institution 'know' that a student is disabled?

How do I find out if a student is disabled?

What do I need to do if I find out a student is disabled?

What happens if a student is disabled but they don't want anyone to know?

What about the Data Protection Act?

What is Victimisation and can I be victimised?

Does the Act take precedence over other legislation?

How do I know if discrimination has taken place?

Does a student have to follow the institutions' complaints procedure first?

What may be awarded by the courts?

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