Survey finds disability to be the biggest inclusion concern

A new Wildgoose workplace survey has shown that over 50 percent of UK employees surveyed feel disability inclusion is most important inclusion issue that should be tackled in their workplace.

62% of discriminatory queries at The Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) are about disability and the Wildgoose survey demonstrates that employers are not doing enough to be inclusive to those with a disability.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the employment rate for those with disabilities was 50.7 percent from April – June 2018, compared with over 80 percent for people without disabilities. Thus, if workplaces make changes so that they are more inclusive, the whole economy would benefit.

The Wildgoose survey also found that ‘age’ was the second biggest area of concern regarding inclusion in the workplace at 46.42 percent, potentially leading to dual discrimination for the older generation of disabled people.