Govt rhetoric blamed for inequalities faced by disabled workers

Submitted by sglenister on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:22

07 June 2019

Campaigners Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has blamed the government's 'skivers and scroungers' rhetoric for employers' apathy towards hiring and progressing disabled workers.

The organisation's comments come in response to a survey by charity Scope that found that fewer than 20% of employers monitor how many disabled people they employ and their experience and progression at work.

"Given the horrific vilification of disabled people by the Tory government for the last nine years as skivers and scroungers it is difficult to know why businesses - who have no doubt internalised those negative messages - would now rush out and wish to employ disabled workers," a spokeswoman for DPAC told the Morning Star.

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