Disabled Workers Facing Workplace Discrimination

Same Difference

Too many people with disabilities are being prevented from working because employers are unwilling to make reasonable adjustments, a charity has said.

Citizens Advice Cymru found people with long-term health conditions had also faced bad practice and discrimination.

In a report, it called for more help and support for people in work.

The UK government said the Access to Work programme could help employers pay for workplace adjustments.

Between 2015 and 2016, Citizens Advice Cymru collected data which showed just 43% of working-age people with a disability or long-term health condition were in employment.

This compared to 79% of non-disabled people, representing an employment gap of 36% compared to a UK-wide figure of 32%.

The organisation’s policy officer Lindsey Kearton said lack of workplace support could have a “huge impact” on the mental and physical health of those affected.

She also said some feel they have no choice but to…

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