Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wheelchair users face severe job market discrimination, says new Quebec study - CBC

by Elysha Enos
Originally published: June 18, 2017

A person in a wheelchair is 54 per cent less likely to be called in for a job interview than someone without a disability, according to a new study targeting Montreal and Quebec City employers.

That percentage means the bias against people living with a disability is worse than other forms discrimination on the job market, as observed in similar studies.

"It's definitely worse than discrimination based on ethnic background, which is already very strong," said Charles Bellemare, the head of the team that conducted the study.