Disability and Society, vol. 22, 2007, p. 187-204
This article looks at the effects of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 on the employment of disabled people. In order to access the protection offered by the Act, claimants need to overcome a succession of barriers:
This analysis shows that the first two hurdles have prevented disabled employees from benefiting from the protection offered by the Act. Furthermore, the overall success rate of 63% for employers suggests that the problem lies with the rules themselves, rather than with their application by tribunals and appellate courts.