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Equality Act 2010

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Lack of knowledge of disability, etc.E+W+S

20(1)A is not subject to a duty to make reasonable adjustments if A does not know, and could not reasonably be expected to know—E+W+S

(a)in the case of an applicant or potential applicant, that an interested disabled person is or may be an applicant for the work in question;

(b)[F1in any case referred to in Part 2 of this Schedule], that an interested disabled person has a disability and is likely to be placed at the disadvantage referred to in the first, second or third requirement.

(2)An applicant is, in relation to the description of A specified in the first column of the table, a person of a description specified in the second column (and the reference to a potential applicant is to be construed accordingly).

Description of AApplicant
An employerAn applicant for employment
A firm or proposed firmA candidate for a position as a partner
An LLP or proposed LLPA candidate for a position as a member
A barrister or barrister's clerkAn applicant for a pupillage or tenancy
An advocate or advocate's clerkAn applicant for being taken as an advocate's devil or for becoming a member of a stable
A relevant person in relation to a personal or public officeA person who is seeking appointment to, or recommendation or approval for appointment to, the office
A qualifications bodyAn applicant for the conferment of a relevant qualification
An employment service-providerAn applicant for the provision of an employment service
A trade organisationAn applicant for membership

(3)If the duty to make reasonable adjustments is imposed on A by section 55, this paragraph applies only in so far as the employment service which A provides is vocational training within the meaning given by section 56(6)(b).

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