Study sheds light on job discrimination faced by those with disabilities

Number of workers acquiring a disability will rise as population ages rapidly, say authors

A new study has documented the subtle forms of job discrimination faced by people with disabilities, including being used to elicit pity to sell products or services.

The study by the Disabled People's Association (DPA) and Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) aims to flag unfair practices so employees with disabilities are less likely to face workplace discrimination, said Dr Marissa Medjeral-Mills, DPA's executive director.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Study sheds light on job discrimination faced by those with disabilities'. Subscribe