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Ableism and the Labour Market

Provost, Colin; Kumar, Sarabajaya; (2022) Ableism and the Labour Market. University College London (UCL); Association of Disabled Professionals Green open access

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Abstract

In 2016, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability commissioned a report that found up to 48,000 disabled people are managed out of their jobs every year. Although the 2010 Equality Act gives disabled workers the right to ask for reasonable adjustments and to challenge unfair dismissal before an employment tribunal, the managing out process continues. This study sought to understand why this process of managing disabled people out of work occurs. It found that the Equality Act and Access to Work are failing to live up to their potential, and that while some employers succeed in institutionalising disability rights into organisational culture, procedures, and routines, many others struggle to do so for a variety of reasons. While it is unrealistic to expect the disability employment gap to disappear overnight, the research argues that changing the frame of reference around disability may go some way towards making workplaces more inclusive.

Type: Report
Title: Ableism and the Labour Market
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://adp.org.uk/ableism-in-the-labour-market-re...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Disability, managed out, equality act, access to work, reasonable adjustments, labour market, inclusion, disabled workers
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10154323
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