The difference in the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people has only decreased by 5% over the last decade, and hardly at all since 2020. We look at how OSH professionals can help drive inclusivity.
More methodically sound research to inform evidence-based guidelines on physical workplace adjustments is required to support neuro-divergent workers so they are able to perform effectively without any constraints at work.
Only 40% of disabled workers surveyed (https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/two-thirds-of-disabled-workers-think-businesses-should-do-more-to-support-them-into-employment) by a hiring platform believe there are good employment opportunities available to them despite UK government figures showing a twelve-fold increase in ‘Disability Confident’ job adverts
The appellant in Judd V Cabinet Office , Victoria Judd, appealed against the rejection of her claims for disability discrimination after she was refused a secondment opportunity in Montenegro on grounds of risk to her health.
A 73-year-old woman with dementia has won her claim for constructive unfair dismissal against supermarket giant Asda, after she was asked more than once if she wanted to retire and subjected to treatment that violated her dignity.
Firefighters’ union FBU has won a ‘landmark’ discrimination case against a fire and rescue service, after successfully arguing that forcing staff with disabilities to use annual leave or time off in lieu (TOIL) when shielding because of the pandemic amounted to discrimination.