Disability issues added to a new law on discrimination

News // Monday 25 Jul 2011

The Jersey Evening Post have today reported that in the last sitting of the States, before summer recess, 42 Members unanimously gave the go-ahead for a draft law to protect Island workers from discrimination, to be drawn up whatever the cost.

To find out more read the article here.

The World Health Organization regonises disability as an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.

Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives.

As soon as the details of the draft law is available we'll post an update.

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