Disability Discrimination on my mind. According to the website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/discrimination-because-of-disability/what-counts-as-disability-discrimination/
Here is the overview of what Disability Discrimination means:
What counts as disability discrimination
This advice applies to England
Table of contents
- What is disability discrimination
- Harassment because of disability
- What counts as a disability
- Disability discrimination at work
- Access to goods, facilities and services
- Discrimination when buying or renting property
- Discrimination in education
- Access to public transport
- More help
What is disability discrimination
It is against the law to discriminate against disabled people in various areas of their lives.
If disability discrimination takes place in any of the following situations, you may be able to take action about it:
There are some important areas where it is not against the law to discriminate against disabled people, for example, in access to public transport services.
Disability discrimination can either be direct or indirect.
Direct discrimination is where you are treated less favourably because of your disability than someone without a disability would be treated in the same circumstances.
But what it fails to address is people with disabilities in their homes where they are subjected to have certain things done because the landlords are obliged by the councils to have certain things done which may hinder a persons life.
So where the law says that all public places and landlords have to abide certain rules not to discriminate disabled people, it in fact contradicts itself by forcing the landord to do certain things that may be in fact obstacles for disabled people.
Here is an expample a mental health patient cannot touch door handles and locks due to their OCD but the law states you have to have these locks in case of a fire. The scenario being that a front door normally just has a yale lock but now it has to have a handle and a lock that you can open from the inside but you need a key from the outside. So instead of a normal yale lock you have to a key and door handle that you push down to open the door plus your yale lock. This in turn causes distress with the mental health patients. Another scenario someone who is claustophobic may not want doors yet the law states you have to have fire doors. So the law is not well thought through as the person who has mental health issues has to do as the law says which is a contradiction in terms. Furthermore back to the person who has OCD or Social Anxiety why should they be subjected to workmen disturbing their way of living. I refer to a website where one person actually mentions these scenario’s on their website: www.ocd.cymru
You won’t find anything like this what I write on the internet as the powers that be will never mention it and will try to supress anyone that does.