What is covered in the Disability Discrimination Act?
The DDA covers key areas of life such as employment and training; education; goods, facilities and services; premises and transport.
What are the penalties for disability discrimination?
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) offences and penalties include: victimisation of a person attempting or intending to make a complaint under the DDA or the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986 (HREOC Act)–penalty: six months imprisonment (s. 42)
Who is protected under the disability Act?
Who Is Protected Under the ADA? The ADA protects qualified individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.
How does the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 define disability?
Definition of disability under the DDA The definition of “disability” used in the DDA is broad. It includes physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological and learning disabilities. It also includes physical disfigurement and the presence in the body of disease-causing organisms, such as the HIV virus.
What is the Disability Discrimination Act in Queensland?
Your Practical Guide to the Law in Queensland. Last Updated 14 June 2017. The object of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (Disability Discrimination Act) is to ensure that, as far as practicable, persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law as the rest of the community.
What do I need to know about disability in Queensland?
You can learn more about the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cwth) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cwth) on the NCCD website and more about the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) on the Queensland Government website. To find out more about the supports provided for students with disability, visit the following pages:
Is the Disability Discrimination Act against the law?
What is the Disability Discrimination Act? The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (the DDA) makes it against the law to treat you unfairly because of your disability. You are also covered if you had a disability in the past, may develop a disability in the future or if people think you have a disability.
Is it against the law to treat someone with a disability unfair?
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (the DDA) makes it against the law to treat you unfairly because of your disability. You are also covered if you had a disability in the past, may develop a disability in the future or if people think you have a disability.