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Premier League clubs face legal action unless accessibility is improved

02 February 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission warns clubs: “the time for excuses is over” (Yahoo Sports)
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Commuters prepare to challenge Southern Rail over issues including disabled access

02 February 2017
Commuters are preparing to mount a judicial review against the government over state of the Southern Rail franchise (Tottenham Independent)
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BDF conference 2017 to be opened by Minister of State for Disabled People

30 January 2017
BDF has announced the date and venue of its 2017 conference (Recruitment International)
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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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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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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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