Disabled workforce | EXCLUSIVE: MP calls on more businesses to employ disabled workers

EXCLUSIVE: MP calls on more businesses to employ disabled workers

Grant Shapps MP has called on businesses to consider employing more disabled people saying that employers who do “often tell [him] that they get a better level of work and greater loyalty.”

Speaking exclusively to HR Grapevine, at a Disability Confident meeting, the DWP scheme dedicated to getting employers to take steps to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers, the ex-Minister for International Development explained that, at a time when some businesses cite problems with talent attraction, employers shouldn’t be discriminating against certain sections of the workforce.

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Comments (1)

  • JJH
    JJH
    Mon, 4 Feb 2019 1:32pm GMT
    This is an admirable objective for business.

    However, I'm fascinated to know how Grant Shapps believes that we can be proactive in this area given that (in most cases) employers are forbidden from health and/or disability related questions as part of their selection process.

    He seems to be preaching 'positive discrimination', without acknowledging its illegality.