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Disabled Employees

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to encourage employers to employ those with disabilities. (208036)

We have already done a great deal to improve employment opportunities for disabled people. The Disability Discrimination Act requires an employer not to discriminate against disabled people who work for them or who apply for a job.

However, we want to do more to encourage employers to increase employment opportunities for disabled people.

As part of our employer engagement strategy, we are working with a number of employers and other organisations to overcome the barriers that disabled people face in getting and keeping jobs.