Work Fit For All
This report helped the UK to fulfil its international treaty and convention obligations in respect of people with disabilities. It is cited in the EHRC submission under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and by the EHRC as proof that they are fulfilling their duty under the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The EHRC has relied extensively on the report to demonstrate that it is fulfilling its own statutory role in respect of people with disabilities and recommendations from the report were incorporated into the 2010 Equality Act.
The report has received considerable attention from the providers of advice to employers and employees and shaped wider public debate through its dissemination by those, like disability campaigners, who already have a commitment to improving the situation of disabled employees, but also through the discussion of our research in the general media.
Media coverage links:
- 'Disabled people "bullied at work"' Guardian 27 November 2008
- 'Disabled people more likely to be bullied at work' People Management 27 November 2008
- 'EHRC: Disabled People Face Low Culture of Expectations at Work' Community Care 28 November 2008;
- 'Disabled staff "more likely to experience violence at work'' Disability Now, 1 December 2008