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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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68Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “accessibility certificate” means a certificate issued under section 41(1)(a);

  • “act” includes a deliberate omission;

  • “approval certificate” means a certificate issued under section 42(4);

  • “benefits”, in Part II, has the meaning given in section 4(4);

  • “conciliation officer” means a person designated under section 211 of the [1992 c. 52.] Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

  • “employment” means, subject to any prescribed provision, employment under a contract of service or of apprenticeship or a contract personally to do any work, and related expressions are to be construed accordingly;

  • “employment at an establishment in Great Britain” is to be construed in accordance with subsections (2) to (5);

  • “enactment” includes subordinate legislation and any Order in Council;

  • “licensing authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to the area to which the [1869 c. 115.] Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 applies, the Secretary of State or the holder of any office for the time being designated by the Secretary of State; or

    (b)

    in relation to any other area in England and Wales, the authority responsible for licensing taxis in that area;

  • “mental impairment” does not have the same meaning as in the [1983 c. 20.] Mental Health Act 1983 or the [1984 c. 36.] Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 but the fact that an impairment would be a mental impairment for the purposes of either of those Acts does not prevent it from being a mental impairment for the purposes of this Act;

  • “Minister of the Crown” includes the Treasury;

  • “occupational pension scheme” has the same meaning as in the [1993 c. 48.] Pension Schemes Act 1993;

  • “premises” includes land of any description;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

  • “profession” includes any vocation or occupation;

  • “provider of services” has the meaning given in section 19(2)(b);

  • “public service vehicle” and “regulated public service vehicle” have the meaning given in section 40;

  • PSV accessibility regulations” means regulations made under section 40(1);

  • “rail vehicle” and “regulated rail vehicle” have the meaning given in section 46;

  • “rail vehicle accessibility regulations” means regulations made under section 46(1);

  • “regulations” means regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • “section 6 duty” means any duty imposed by or under section 6;

  • “section 15 duty” means any duty imposed by or under section 15;

  • “section 21 duty” means any duty imposed by or under section 21;

  • “subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in section 21 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978;

  • “taxi” and “regulated taxi” have the meaning given in section 32;

  • “taxi accessibility regulations” means regulations made under section 32(1);

  • “trade” includes any business;

  • “trade organisation” has the meaning given in section 13;

  • “vehicle examiner” means an examiner appointed under section 66A of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988.

(2)Where an employee does his work wholly or mainly outside Great Britain, his employment is not to be treated as being work at an establishment in Great Britain even if he does some of his work at such an establishment.

(3)Except in prescribed cases, employment on board a ship, aircraft or hovercraft is to be regarded as not being employment at an establishment in Great Britain.

(4)Employment of a prescribed kind, or in prescribed circumstances, is to be regarded as not being employment at an establishment in Great Britain.

(5)Where work is not done at an establishment it shall be treated as done—

(a)at the establishment from which it is done; or

(b)where it is not done from any establishment, at the establishment with which it has the closest connection.

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