Is This What They Mean By #disabilityconfident? Disabled Staff Twice As Likely To Get Sacked From The DWP
This has mostly involved endlessly tweeting the hashtag #disabilityconfident and organising corporate events where large employers and Ministers all meet up to tell each other how wonderful they are being to disabled people. Then they can all go back to sending disabled people on workfare safe in the knowledge that the campaign they invented has told them that’s okay.
You might expect however that the DWP’s own treatment of their disabled staff would be exemplary. This is after all the branch of government which also includes the Office for Disability Issues. The shocking truth, as revealed in their own research, is that disabled employees at the DWP are twice as likely to get sacked as non-disabled staff and just half as likely to get…
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