Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Disability Prejudice in Wales

See this report, which begins:

Discrimination against disabled workers in Wales is "common" and prejudice "widespread" according to a new report.

The study by the Public Interest Research Unit assessed the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act, 10 years after its introduction.

The report found the act had made a positive difference in Wales, but had failed to adequately tackle employment discrimination.

It said more help was needed for people making a discrimination claim.

The report found that instances of employment discrimination were common, and apparent in all 20 public authorities, including local councils and health authorities, studied in Wales.

Employees were found to be reluctant to make a discrimination claim, with many employers assuming the Disability Discrimination Act did not apply to them.


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