Hired only to be fired, the plight of workers with disabilities revealed

The ABC understands there’s now an alarming number of job seekers with disabilities who are being hired to ensure companies meet diversity target, but then are promptly fired.¬†Disability employment experts say it’s doing damage to the economy and risks pushing many of Australia’s 4.3 million people with a disability into long term unemployment or even poverty.

The Human Rights Commission is calling on Australia’s biggest companies to start recording data on how long they retain workers with disabilities.

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Topics:
Employment

Author:
David Taylor

Source:
PM

Date published:
Mon 2nd Mar, 2020