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Monday, 31 October 2011

FoI Act Request - Decision Making and Disability Equality Legislation

31 October 2011

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

DWP’s approach to the WCA/ESA relies heavily (amongst other things) on the fact that employers have fully embraced equality legislation with regard to disability to the point where there is literally no difference in capability between being in any way disabled as opposed to not disabled.

Regarding similar legislation over age discrimination, a well known national recruitment agency has said today that “Ageism is certainly rife in the UK and frighteningly so in some sectors.”

What evidence does DWP have that employers’ response to disability legislation is not equally poor and if there is none, how can it maintain its current logic within decision making which relies very much on this premise?

Yours faithfully,

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/decision_making_and_disability_e#incoming-223106

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