Redundancy ... is it a smoke screen concealing the real reason for selection?
This powerpoint presentation was provided by Elizabeth Graves, Kathleen Healy and Susan Doris from Freshfields
The DLA welcomed the desire to address the issue of the imbalance in Parliamentary seats, and makes recommendations for how to use the law to achieve this.
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 amended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to insert the disability equality duty – known as the general duty – into the Act. The duty is aimed at tackling systemic discrimination, and ensuring that public authorities build disability equality into everything that they do. In addition, the Equality Act has introduced a similar duty on public authorities in relation to gender.
This PGM led by Catherine Casserley of the DRC and Jill Brown of Outer Temple Chambers examines the requirements of the duties and looks at how they might be used more generally in litigation carried out on behalf of disabled people and in litigation dealing with gender issues. Briefing 445, Vol.31 contains notes from the meeting.