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Disability frameworks and monitoring disability in local authorities: a challenge for the proposed Disability Discrimination Bill

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346261
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304333 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0007
Disability frameworks and monitoring disability in local authorities: a challenge for the proposed Disability Discrimination Bill

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This chapter looks at the merits of the proposed Disability Bill (now the Disability Discrimination Act, 2005). It bases its merits on an evaluation of the likely effectiveness of proactive legislation that aims to encourage employers to adopt a workforce plan for disability through substantial employment monitoring and action planning. The chapter notes the difficulties of adopting the social model of disability for employment-monitoring purposes.

Keywords: Disability Discrimination Act; 2005; proactive legislation; employers; workforce plan; employment monitoring; action planning; disability

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Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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