Why are disabled workers facing increasing barriers in TV and media?

Disabled workers say that they face enormous barriers in new report

Are employers doing enough to support the disabled community?

Rouzbeh Pirouz — Are employers doing enough to support the disabled community?

What needs to change for disabled employees in the UK?

Are employers following their legal obligations?

  • Regardless of the size of the company or organisation.
  • Regardless of the industry sector.
  • Regardless of how many people have been previously employed.
  • Regardless of the formality (or not) of the application process.

What do employers need to be aware of?

More employers and business leaders must make reasonable adjustments

  • Treat an employee worse because they are disabled, or because of any other protected characteristic.
  • Do something (ie. make a decision or bring in a new rule) that would have a worse impact on a disabled worker than on others. Employers must prove that the action is objectively justified, otherwise it is indirect discrimination.
  • Treat a disabled worker unfavourably because of their disability, or because of something connected to their disability, called discrimination arising from disability.
  • Treat an employee worse because they are linked with someone who has protected characteristic. For example, treating parents of disabled children differently to parents of non-disabled children.
  • Treat an employee worse because they perceive that the worker has a protected characteristic.
Rouzbeh Pirouz — More employers and business leaders must make reasonable adjustments

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Co-Founder & Senior Partner at London-based Pelican Partners, a real estate and private equity investment firm. https://www.rouzbehpirouz.com/

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Rouzbeh Pirouz

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Co-Founder & Senior Partner at London-based Pelican Partners, a real estate and private equity investment firm. https://www.rouzbehpirouz.com/