Disability – Definition
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 states that “a person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. Recent changes to the definition of disability include the removal of the term ‘clinically well diagnosed’ in relation to mental illness and the addition of Cancer, HIV Infections and Multiple Sclerosis as disabilities from the point of diagnosis.
Definition of'disability’ http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/definition-of-disability
Access to Work (NI) - Access to Work (NI) can help by providing advice and an assessment of your employee's disability needs in the workplace and, if appropriate, a financial grant towards the cost of necessary support.
For further information see below
Employees - nidirect
Employers - nibusinessinfo.co.uk