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Teacher with bipolar disorder awarded £347,000 after ‘victimisation and bullying’

30 January 2017
The teacher was subject to an ‘iron fist’ from management and ultimately made homeless after a constructive dismissal (Wales Online)
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New report offers guidance for supporting disabled students

30 January 2017
Department for Education has published new best practice for universities and colleges (gov.uk)
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Charity urges employers to become hearing loss confident

27 January 2017
Action on Hearing Loss urges employers to use their toolkit after research found one in three businesses would not feel confident hiring someone with hearing loss (Personnel Today)
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Report shows gaps in airport accessibility and ‘challenges for change’

27 January 2017
OCS research shows that assistance services often fall short for disabled airline travelers (OCS)
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Press release: Business Disability Forum announces 2017 conference: disability-smart suppliers and partners opened Penny Mordaunt

27 January 2017
Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that its 2017 conference is now open for registrations.  
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Women's March on Washington fights disability discrimination

23 January 2017
Massive demonstration for women's rights also seeks to counter Trump's stances on disability and workplace discrimination (Business Insider)
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Court ruling another step towards accessible travel

18 January 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum (BDF) has noted this week’s (18 January) Supreme Court decision requiring bus drivers and their employers to do more to accommodate disabled passengers.
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Eighty-eight per cent of people with mental health conditions have felt distressed at work

17 January 2017
Forty-nine per cent also reported going to work with suicidal feelings, according to survey (Employee Benefits)
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Premier league clubs could face point deduction if they do not improve disabled facilities

17 January 2017
English Premier League clubs could face heavy fines and even points deductions if they fail to meet an August deadline to become compliant with disability access requirements (The National)
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BDF releases key findings from roundtable on Government's Green Paper on employment & health outcomes for disabled people

13 January 2017
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Secretary of State for Health presented to Parliament a Green Paper that aims to transform employment and health outcomes for people in the UK with disabilities and long term health conditions.
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