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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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[F114CPractical work experience: discrimination and harassmentN.I.

(1)It is unlawful, in the case of a disabled person seeking or undertaking a work placement, for a placement provider to discriminate against him –

(a)in the arrangements which he makes for the purpose of determining who should be offered a work placement;

(b)in the terms on which he affords him access to any work placement or any facilities concerned with such a placement;

(c)by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford him such access;

(d)by terminating the placement; or

(e)by subjecting him to any other detriment in relation to the placement.

(2)It is also unlawful for a placement provider, in relation to a work placement, to subject to harassment –

(a)a disabled person to whom he is providing a placement; or

(b)a disabled person who has applied to him for a placement.

[F2(3)This section and section 14D do not apply—

(a)to anything which is unlawful under any provision of section 4, sections 19 to 21A, sections 21F to 21J or Part 4; or

(b)to anything which would be unlawful under any such provision but for the operation of any provision in or made under this Act.]

(4)In this section and section 14D –

  • work placement” means practical work experience undertaken for a limited period for the purposes of a person’s vocational training;

  • placement provider” means any person who provides a work placement to a person whom he does not employ.

(5)This section and section 14D do not apply to a work placement undertaken in any of the naval, military and air forces of the Crown.]

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E1This section extends to Northern Ireland only; a separate s. 14C for England, Wales and Scotland only repealed (1.10.2010).

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F1Ss. 13-14D and cross-headings substituted for ss. 13-15 (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes and 1.10.2004 otherwise) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.I. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 13

F2S. 14C(3) substituted (N.I) (31.12.2007) by The Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order ( S.I. 2006/312 (N.I. 1)), arts. 1, 19(1), {Sch. 1 para. 6}; S.R. 2007/466, art. 2(2)(l)

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