Right to work - Evidence
Stats in the area
- 72.7% of the respondents from London currently have or in the past have had a paid job.
- Around 60% of respondents agree that the job application process puts disabled people at a disadvantage.
- Around 64% of the respondents think that an employer has or may have rejected their job application on grounds of disability.
- A majority (90% of the respondents) haven't felt forced out of a job as a result of poor disability related awareness from their employers.
Kamran Mallick from Hollandale
I would rather they understood me and that I am positive about my disability, it does not control me, it is a part of me and my life and something that I manage.
Nina Shlykova from London
In my case they only need to know that I use a powered wheelchair, that I am independent and have previous successful working history. My condition and adjustments can be discussed after a job offer.
Tanvi Vyas from Edgware
Everyone has the right to participate in all areas of society and getting paid is only one aspect. Working from home can be a short term solution but can prove isolating and socially excluding. Disabled people must have the same opportunities as non disabled candidates to gain access to employment.