Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Call to end workplace disability discrimination by employers - BBC

by Jenny Rees
Originally published: February 14, 2017
Publisher: BBC.com 

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.