Right to Work - Evidence
Stats in the area
- 57% of the respondents currently have or in the past have had a paid job.
- 42.9% of the respondents think that an employer has ever rejected their job application on grounds of disability.
- Over 85% of respondents agree that the job application process puts disabled people at a disadvantage.
28% of the respondents have felt forced out of a job as a result of poor disability related awareness from their employers.
Laura Merry from Aylesbury:
Employers should be more understanding and not discriminate against a disabled person. There should be better awareness as everyone is different.
Zoe Hallam from Oxford:
Employers are generally very keen to help with any adjustments I need but what they lack is experience. It is always up to me to organise everything I need and while they will help in any way they can, their knowledge of available provision or funding is very limited and I end up doing most of the work myself.