Right to work - Evidence
Stats in the area
- 57% 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.
57% of respondents agree that the job application process puts disabled people at a disadvantage.
Trailblazer in the West Midlands
They just need to decide that I have the necessary qualifications, experience and personality traits to do the job - same as everyone else. After that we can look at obvious things like accessibility of my work area - can I actually get in the building. That's usually addressed at interview stage and the information is on the application form. We can look at that together and if they really want me can discuss any options together. But none of these things are more important than whether I, or any candidate, is actually suitable for the job or not.
Jagdeep Sehmbi from Birmingham:
I sent in a prospective CV (in which I did not disclose my disability) to a company, and received a phone call a few weeks later. I was asked to come in for an interview, but when I enquired about wheelchair access the person said they would find out and call back, but never did!