Right to Work - Evidence
Stats in the area
- Three-fifth of the respondents currently have or in the past have had a paid job.
80% of the respondents think that an employer has or may have rejected their job application on grounds of disability.
Emma-Gail White from Edinburgh:
In effect, employers are able to discriminate on the grounds of disability with a justifiable cause. This would not be the case on the grounds of race, gender or sexuality. But they are excused on the grounds of disability. The law has no teeth to actually encourage the appointment of new disabled employees, but the DDA is a welcome step if you were to become disabled whilst at work.