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Category Archives: Disability discrimination

Have a Legal Problem? How About Some Free Advice?

  Evenbreak is delighted to have recently formed a relationship with Disability Law Service (DLS), a charity that has been providing free legal advice to Disabled People since 1975. So, if you think that you have been discriminated against at a job interview or in your employment, or if your employer is refusing to make…

Guest blog: Bias Against Disabled Candidates

Today a guest blog from Mike Duxbury with some remarkable findings from research about bias against disabled candidates: The following report was instigated 5 years ago having discussed with a number of people both from Job Centre Plus, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Action for Blind People and the RNIB. Having seen some statistics in…

Book Review: Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

I have a great interest in Autism, for two main reasons. Many of our talented candidates at Evenbreak are on the Autistic Spectrum and I am keen to learn as much as I can to help promote them to employers. And also my daughter is a teacher and runs a base for children on the…

People who stammer face “routine discrimination” at work

People who stammer are almost certain to face discrimination in the workplace and the jobs market, new research suggests. The study by Dr Clare Butler, of Newcastle University Business School, found that every one of the 36 men who were interviewed experienced “routine discrimination” at the hands of employers. Some of the men had been…

What to do if you Face Discrimination at Work

It’s a sad fact that thousands of disabled people are discriminated against in the workplace every year. In the working world, discrimination can come in a range of shapes and sizes – whether because of bullying or harassment at work or due to employer procedures that don’t offer the same opportunities to everyone. If you…

Guest blog: Excluding disabled customers

We usually focus on issues around employment in these blogs, but of course it is just as important that our organisations are accessible to disabled customers. Emily Buchanan looks at one particular industry below: Music Concerts Are Not Access All Areas, New Study Finds A new study has shown that disabled fans are being let…

Welcome new discrimination legislation

On 28 February 2013, the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 became law. The Act removes the last significant forms of discrimination in law from our society.This is a fantastic moment for people with mental health problems and a big step towards breaking down the prejudice surrounding mental health. The new Act removes three legal barriers…

Disability discrimination “by association”

People can be discriminated against not because of their own disability, but through association with someone else who is disabled. An example of this is given below. Atlas Ward Structures Ltd is an engineering firm that employs around 1,000 workers. Mr Bainbridge was employed by the company as a temporary welder along with 12 other…