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Can an addiction to gambling amount to a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/09/2018

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  • Can an addiction to gambling amount to a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

Can an addiction to gambling amount to a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

A person has a disability, under section 6(1) of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), if the person has:

  1. physical or mental impairment, and

  2. that impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities

Special provisions apply in respect of people who used to have a disability (but no longer have a disability), people with recurring conditions, people with progressive conditions and people with conditions that are automatically deemed to amount to a disability (HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis and certified blindness).

Equality Act 2010

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