Bela is responsible for the design and content of Business Disability Forum Events including our Conferences and Disability-Smart Awards as well as new products such as Toolkits.
She is a lawyer with over 20 years’ of all aspects of disability discrimination law and best practice in: providing high-level consultancy support to business and government agencies leading reviews and improvement processes for organisations including banks and government agencies; writing best practice guidance including the People Manager Guide series and the Mental Health Toolkit; designing, writing and producing e-learning on disability and mental health; providing regular analyses and updates on discrimination law and delivering training on all aspects of disability and mental health in relation to the law.
Bela has worked closely with the financial, retail, broadcast media and health sectors and advises on a variety of subjects ranging from the law and reasonable adjustments in both employment and customer contexts to consumers in vulnerable situations and mental health. Before joining Business Disability Forum she represented disabled clients in some of the earliest cases under the then new Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to test the new law and has influenced the development of the legislation. She continues to write and speak about how disability legislation might be failing disabled people and business and the need for revision and review.