Obesity Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

Obesity in the UK has arguably reached ‘epidemic proportions’, according to the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). The report outlines a clear correlation between stigma and obesity discrimination in the employment sector.  It’s a common belief that some employers regard obesity as a something that’s controllable. Meaning, through their own behaviour, people are inflicting a state … Continue reading Obesity Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

Is employer ignorance the biggest barrier to disability equality in the workplace?

Evenbreak employer PageGroup polled 1,000 business leaders to try and understand the perceived barriers they face when employing disabled people. The results show an astounding level of ignorance, and a major cause of the long-standing employment gap of 30% between non-disabled people in work (approx. 80%) and disabled people in work (approx. 50%). Their research highlighted the … Continue reading Is employer ignorance the biggest barrier to disability equality in the workplace?

How to deal with disability discrimination at work

Scales of justice Under the Equality Act 2010, disability is a protected characteristic. This means that employers are not able to discriminate against any employee, job applicant or contractor based on a disability, a perceived disability, or the disability of someone they are associated with. If you have a disability, and your employer is aware … Continue reading How to deal with disability discrimination at work

“Sorry, we are ‘doing race’ this year…”

I got asked an interesting question this week:  “How do disabled candidates feel about seeing employers publicising work relating to other areas of inclusion… say the race pay gap or work on LGBTQ?” The simple answer is that it depends on the individual. But it raises some interesting questions. Without working within an organisation, we … Continue reading “Sorry, we are ‘doing race’ this year…”

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 … Continue reading Have a Legal Problem? How About Some Free Advice?

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 … Continue reading Guest blog: Bias Against Disabled Candidates

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 … Continue reading Book Review: Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

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 … Continue reading People who stammer face “routine discrimination” at work

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 … Continue reading What to do if you Face Discrimination at Work

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 … Continue reading Guest blog: Excluding disabled customers