Disability hiring is still a major factor effecting numerous jobseekers, despite many recruiters and employers’ pledges to abolish any discrimination towards those candidates with a disability.
According to figures from the House of Commons library, 7.6million people of working age (16-64) reported they had a disability between January to March 2019. However, of these it is estimated that 3.9million were employed, suggesting there is still an issue of discrimination when it comes to disability hiring.
This certainly was the case for one jobseeker with a disability, reports the Metro, who applied for a job role using the same cover letter and a CV as a friend, but that also mentioned they had a disability. However, the candidate who mentioned their disability was rejected for the position.
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