Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Employer's Forum warn disabled people and employers could lose out

"Enforcement of equality law and employer centred welfare reform should not be undermined by spending cuts, otherwise disabled people and employers could lose out says Employer's Forum on Disability"

Tomorrow's Comprehensive Spending Review will affect the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Office for Disability Issues. The Chief Executive of the Employer's Forum on Disability, Susan Scott-Parker said;

"We fully support the government's intentions to get disabled people off benefits and into work. We know from working with hundreds of employers over nearly 20 years that it makes good business sense to employ disabled people. We also understand that the government has tough decisions to make.

Two proven ways to get disabled people into work are: credible enforcement of equality law by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and putting employers' recruitment needs at the heart of welfare reform. Government work after the Comprehensive Spending Review should build on, not duplicate, our experience in this area"

 Full article at eGov Monitor

1 comment:

  1. By axing all the important bodies that can offer us specialized support the government are deliberately setting the stage to bully vulnerable people to make their figures look good and put us in a position where there's no-one to turn to for help.

    If they think for one second they're gonna bully me they've got another thing coming but I worry for people who are not as articulate and downright bloody minded as I am.