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Equality North East


This section of the website is used to catalogue definitions of terms used throughout this website. To select a word, choose the initial letter of the word below.

Glossary Terms beginning with the letter L :

  • Less favourable treatment
    To treat less favourably an employee or customer, or job applicant less favourably, because of a reason relating to his or her disability, than other people, to whom that reason doesn't apply, including other disabled people.
  • Less favourable treatment (types of)
    Less favourable treatment to an employee/customer can include worse terms and conditions of employment, a lower standard of service/service on worse terms, or, refusal of service/employment to someone for reasons relating to their disability.
  • Long-term
    Under the DDA 1995, a long term effect of an impairment is one which has lasted 12 months, is likely to last for 12 months or which is likely to last for the rest of the life of the person affected. (Disability Rights Commission)