Chronically Ill And Disabled Workers Endure Regular Discrimination In UK Workplaces, Study Finds

By Natalie Morris in Metro.

A new report has revealed the discrimination experienced by chronically ill and disabled people – who comprise 1 in 4 of the UK workforce.

Around one in four people of working age are chronically ill or disabled, more than a third (38%) of these people say their health needs were not taken seriously at interview stage.

One candidate said: ‘I was made to feel like a waste of time and energy, being told a lot of times “We’re taking a chance on you”, which I don’t feel would have been said to someone who wasn’t ill.’

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