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What a great way to de-fang the organisation that is supposed to stand up for minority ethnic groups and the disabled in the workplace – turn it into a hypocrite.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been told to make cuts by the Conservative Government, so it is cutting staff members who belong to minority ethnic groups and/or are disabled.

This means it will not be able to justify calls on any other organisation to follow an ‘equal opportunities’ policy – because that’s what the EHRC itself dumped for the sake of money.

The Tory ministers who devised this idea must be chortling with glee at this new turn of the screw for disabled people.

Tories say they want to help people with disabilities get back into work but in fact they are making it harder.

With the benefits regime for disabled people at its most draconian ever, what do you think the ultimate result will be?

Personally, This Writer is surprised we haven’t already heard of disabled people freezing to death in the winter cold.

I wonder what the trade unions have to say about all this?

Oh yes – they were de-fanged long ago. If you belong to a minority ethnic group or are disabled – did you vote for the government who did that?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission – despite strong staff and union opposition – is pursuing a policy of slashing staff.

Its own equality impact assessment reveals that the cuts are to fall on the very people it is supposed to defend.

Some 75 per cent of black people and the majority of disabled  people are said to have “failed” an initial assessment to keep their jobs.

Most of the winners are young, able bodied and white.

Britain’s  human rights body should hang its head in shame for what it is doing to its own disabled staff.

If I were an unscrupulous employer I could now tell them to get stuffed – saying they are only following what the EHRC do rather than say – which is to dump expensive and bothersome people who need support workers, to save money and increase my profits.

Source: Exclusive: Disabled army veteran and IRA bomb survivor targeted for the sack by human rights watchdog | David Hencke

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