Disabled people are at a ‘significant disadvantage’ when looking for work compared to other workers, according to a new report published today by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The report, ‘Disability and Employment‘, found that employment rates among disabled people are on average 31% lower than for non-disabled workers.
Employment inequality is particularly prevalent among disabled women, the report says. The employment rate for disabled men is 36% lower than for non-disabled workers, but 39.5% lower for disabled women.
TUC’s report, published on the second day of the TUC’s annual Disabled Workers’ Conference, also highlights how people with mental health disabilities are the least likely to be in work of all disabled people.