DWP accused of discriminatory practice

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has lost more employment tribunals for disability discrimination than any other employer in Britain since 2016. BBC's Panorama found that the DWP lost 17 of 134 claims of discrimination against its own disabled workers from 2016-19. It paid out at least £950,000 in both tribunal payments and out-of-court settlements in that time.

DWP employs over 80,000 staff, over 11,000 of whom have decared a disability. The DWP said it was "shocked" by the data but was reviewing its processes to ensure all staff were treated fairly.

The programme is available to view on BBC"s iPlayer.

Source: BBC