Despite research indicating that hiring a diverse workforce can have a positive impact on a company's bottom line, new data compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the average disabled worker is paid 12.2% less than their able-bodied peers.
This continuation of workplace prejudice is the equivalent to a disparity of £1.48 per hour. The study found that the median pay for disabled employees in 2018 was £10.63 per hour, compared with £12.11 per hour for non-disabled employees.
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