Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Losing wealth, health and life: how financial loss can have catastrophic...

Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt.

Employable Me has struck a chord but will it change employers’...

For people on the autism spectrum who may have social difficulties, a job interview can be especially daunting. And then there are external barriers, including the stigma of disability.

Redundancy threat hangs over Remploy workers as DWP funding ends

Disabled Remploy workers who are part of a supported employment programme could be at risk of losing their jobs because the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is set to refuse to renew a three-year funding agreement.

Isle of Man set to scrap its fitness for work test

In the UK, there has been nearly a decade of evidence that the WCA is unsafe, inaccurate, unfair, and lacking in empathy, while it has been repeatedly linked with the deaths of claimants.

I’m autistic. Here are 5 ways you can support me at...

Research shows that autistic employees are an asset, and beyond that, we’re also people and we should be treated with respect and empathy.

My first reflection on the ABC’s Employable Me

Employable Me, a 3-part documentary series, is a real and raw depiction of the challenges associated with job hunting when you have a disability.

Disability workers are facing longer days with less pay

Disability support workers are being significantly underpaid as some core tasks and activities do not get counted as work. Employed to provide support to people in their own homes and the community, their working time is highly fragmented, with multiple short periods of paid work spread out over long working days.

Access to Work cap announcement does not go far enough

The government’s decision to loosen its restrictions on Access to Work (AtW) payments does not go far enough, and its “discriminatory” cap must be scrapped completely, according to disabled campaigners.

My dyslexic perspective on academia – and how I found science...

Dyslexia in academia is a conundrum – it is basically a learning difficulty, and coping with dyslexia is a very personal journey. It is different for everyone.

Government must do more on disability employment

The government must do more to offer incentives to businesses to take on disabled people as employees, and to tackle the barriers that prevent them finding jobs, according to cross-party MPs.

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