Welcome to VERCIDA website.Skip to main content
Category: Pro-Opinion, WORKPLACE, employment, work environment, worker
Vulnerable workers are, people working in an environment where the risk of being denied employment rights is high, and who do not have the capacity or means to protect themselves from abuse. HSE defines vulnerable workers as those who are at risk of having their workplace entitlements denied, and who lack the capacity or means to secure them..
In a study by the RMT, the RMT’s survey also underlined that a disproportionate number of vulnerable workers come from minority-ethnic groups, whose vulnerability can be compounded by discrimination and the exploitation by unscrupulous employers of fears about their immigration status.
Vulnerable workers are Identified as:
The link between low pay and vulnerability was very clear. Of those who responded to the RMT's survey and who could be identified as vulnerable:
And the problems go further and deeper:
How to Help Vulnerable Workers
In conclusion by spending more time learning about the needs of their employees leaders can set the tone and approach taken by their employees to achieve their organization’s goals and being flexible with your vulnerable employees is good for business. It builds employee trust and commitment, helps attract and keep key talent, as well as drives everyone to find solutions that work for all those involved.
Vercida works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with Vercida to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email [email protected] for more information.
We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, please click here for more information.