Dyslexia & The Equality Act (EA)

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The Equality Act (EA) 2010 has replaced the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

All discrimination issues concerning dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, ADHD,  or other learning difficulties are covered under this single Act.

The Equality Act (EA) 2010 & Dyslexia

Under the Equality Act (EA), it is unlawful to treat a disabled customer’s application for employment, or employee, less favourably because of their disability without justification.

Many people with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties (SpLD’s); do not think they are disabled, but disability takes many forms, and disabled people are unfairly treated in many areas of everyday life, including employment.

Under the Equality Act (EA), all businesses, employers, further education departments, and schools have to make provision for customers, students and employees who may have dyslexia. In the UK, the only exemption to this is the armed forces.

Severe dyslexia is used as an example in several sections of the Code of Practice and fits the definition of disability used within the Equality Act (EA).

For further information on dyslexia and the Equality Act (EA) 2010, go to GovUK.

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