Category: Blogger's Corner, disability, Discrimination, WORKPLACE, society
Having just listened to Jonathan Andrews interview 5 Live I do think that nowadays there is no room for discrimination in today's society as we fight for equality in the workplace.
Whether our disability is visible or not, discrimination should not come into it. Those who are lucky enough to get an interview shouldn't feel threatened that they have a disability, whether it is visible or not.
I thought we live in a society of equality? It does make me wonder as to whether companies have a policy whereby they have to interview a certain percentage who have disabilities.
There should be no doubt as to whether the person can do the job, but that they are made to feel the same as any other person and not different.
We are all different in our own ways some more than others, mine is a weakness on the left side, but I don't want to be treated differently, someone said to me the other day that I could claim disability benefits, but I said I didn't want to because I wanted to be treated normally and not reliant on the state.
It is important that we are treated with respect, by interviewing us as able-bodied people, giving us the same opportunities, so that we don't feel that that we have to hide our disabilities.
To have equality when applying for a job is important, as prospective employees need to know that they are wanted and valued in the workplace.
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