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23rd September 2020

Back to work | Disabled staff fear for their jobs

Disabled staff fear for their jobs

Disabled workers have reportedly been missed off the Government’s vulnerable list, The Guardian has revealed, meaning disabled workers and their carers will be forced to return to work despite fears over coronavirus. Reports have indicated that some employers are forcing these workers to return to work, despite being at high risk of contracting the virus, if they are unable to provide a letter from the Government showing proof of vulnerability. While the Government’s register for extremely vulnerable people has previously been criticised as it excluded a high number of high-risk disabilities, it was designed to shine a light on those who needed support. Despite this, some employers have started to take advantage of the list as a condition for allowing employees to take paid leave. Disabled...

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