Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

What employers need to do to protect workers from cyberbullying

At a national level, it is crucial that workplace cyberbullying and traditional bullying are recognised in law as risks to employee health and safety.

Deaf chief executive wins right to challenge Access to Work cap...

A Deaf chief executive has won the right to question the government’s “discriminatory” cap on Access to Work (AtW) payments in the high court, in the latest legal challenge to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) disability policy agenda.

Why all Jobs aren’t equal for people with disabilities

For the four million Australians with a disability, job quality is systematically worse, leading to more mental health issues and increasing the likelihood they leave the workforce altogether.

DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives

Five user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding through personal budgets.

UK Civil servant sparks fresh concerns over ideological basis of Disability...

The UK civil servant who leads the government’s work and health unit has sparked fresh concerns that the new disability employment strategy could be heavily influenced by the discredited “biopsychosocial” (BPS) model of disability.

DWP refuses to name charities set to earn millions from new...

The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to name the organisations being paid millions of pounds to help deliver its new disability employment programme across England and Wales.

Home Office IT failure stalls disabled civil servant’s career

A disabled civil servant has told MPs how her career has stalled because of the failure of the IT systems in the Home Office to cope with the assistive technology she needs to do her job.

Labour must act on ‘shameful’ lack of disabled people on NEC...

A leading Labour activist has called for action to address disability discrimination within the party and the “shameful” lack of disabled people on its ruling national body.

People With Disabilities Have A Lot To Offer Employers

Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability. Disability employment is a huge problem even though disabled people have a lot to offer employers.

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