The Employment Implications of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and a Suggested Format for Developing Reasonable Adjustments

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The main tenets of the employment section of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are described, together with an audit process to consider work adjustments when a person's impairment causes a disability. The interface between sickness or ill-health and disability is discussed, including the question of whether a person should be considered sick and stay off work until a maximum recovery has been achieved.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 1999

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at

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    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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