Right to Work - Evidence
Stats in the area
- 83.3% of the respondents currently have or in the past have had a paid job.
- 40% of the respondents think that an employer has or may have rejected their job application on grounds of disability.
- 83.3% of respondents agree that the job application process puts disabled people at a disadvantage.
20% of the respondents have felt forced out of a job as a result of poor disability related awareness from their employers.
Kim Randle from Minety near Swindon:
A mixed workforce can be positive. People learn about different disabilities and this can broadens horizons. If I can teach one person a week about my condition this a great!
Steve Ledbrook from Weston-super-Mare
I currently volunteer as a programme controller and presenter at a local hospital radio station. Working at the radio station has helped turn my life around and it proves that employers are missing out when they reject a disabled candidate without as much as a second though.