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Most 2 ticks employers fail disabled people

10 June 2014

Only 15 per cent of organisations awarded the two ticks symbol adhered to all five of its commitments a new research claims

The research Employer Disability Practice in Britain: assessing the impact of the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol led by Kim Hoque, of Warwick Business School, and Nick Bacon, of Cass Business School, found that just 15 per cent of organisations awarded the two ticks symbol adhered to all five of its commitments, with 18 per cent of those signed up not fulfilling any of them, with most – 38 per cent – only keeping one of the promises.

Thousands of firms awarded the UK Government’s ‘two ticks’ symbol for equality for disabled workers have been found to be no better than companies who have not achieved it.

Researchers say the ‘two ticks positive about disability’ symbol, which is awarded by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Jobcentre Plus to help job applicants identify organisations committed to helping disabled workers, is nothing more than an “empty shell” used by companies as PR and “impression management” rather than a true commitment to equal rights for disability workers.

To find out more and read the research go to http://www.wbs.ac.uk/news/employers-breaking-promises-to-disabled-people/