With many UK employers still operating with flawed workplace policies and a lack of suitable facilities for disabled staff, efforts to get more disabled people in work are falling short of official targets and appear difficult to meet. Jermaine Haughton In recent months, a number of stories of disability discrimination have received national and regional coverage, such as that of Andy Davies, 51, from Woolton Merseyside, who recently won an unfair dismissal lawsuit against his former bosses, after he was unfairly sacked from his £100,000-a-year job after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). And the latest research suggests Davies is far from alone from experiencing significant difficulties at work. Despite government initiatives and the support of anti-discrimination legislation, more than a third (37%) of UK workers believe disability is still a barrier to career progression, according to a study commissioned by PMI Health Group, part of Willis Towers Watson. Moreover, nearly

Source: Disability Discrimination Still Blocking Employee Career Progression | DisabledGo News and Blog

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