Re: Equality Act guidance and JSA claimants

Tom Evans made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

(Your ref: VTR 50)
In your response to that request you stated:

"If you have a particular interest in a specific aspect of our business and how the equality legislation is applied to it, please make a new request for that area and we shall be pleased to assist. "

I believe that the request did already state that it was concerned with obligations towards JSA claimants and not (say) staff. However, I am happy to be more specific.

Please supply a copy of all guidance that specifically concerns Equality Act obligations towards JSA claimants when the DWP is deciding the following:-

* The type of work a claimants must undertake or seek, and for how many hours, and at what times.
* What specific steps a person must undertake to seek work or prove they have done so.
* The type of training a claimant must undertake, and for how many hours, and at what times.
* The type of unpaid work a claimant must undertake, for how many hours, and at what times.
* Whether a person had good cause or a good reason for any failure.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Evans

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Fred Jordan left an annotation ()

Might also be pertinent to ask for a copy of all guidance/directions and memos that specifically concerns
Equality Act obligations towards JSA claimants with regard to enabling claimants to carry out all that is expected of them.
I say this bearing in mind that at our local JC+ ALL new claimants are being mandated to open a UJM account within 48hrs following a request and they are having to do this in house with minimal support.

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