Service providers are prohibited, under the EqA 2010, from discriminating as follows:
A service provider is prohibited from discriminating against a person with a protected characteristic (9 protected characteristics) in the following ways:
Service providers have a positive obligation to make reasonable adjustments for all disabled persons who want to access the service provider's services. The duty is to be pro-active and anticipate any likely hurdles that disabled persons may encounter.
The disadvantage may be in the form where a physical feature puts disabled persons generally at a substantial disadvantage in relation to a relevant matter in comparison with persons who are not disabled. For example, a bus operator that does not make reasonable adjustments for wheelchair users, would be in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
Proceedings for discrimination in provision of services, goods and facilities must be brought in the County Court
SOLICITOR AT SCOTT MONCRIEFF & ASSOCIATES