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Newcastle CVS has made a response to Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

It is a stark statistic that only 8% of employers report they have recruited a person with a disability or long term health condition over a year; we ask should there be more focus on the role of employers and of access to employment tribunals? Should there be more use of the Equality Act as only 48% of people with a disability are employed, compared to 80% non-disabled people. Whilst the Green Paper makes the case to employers, legislative change has always been required to tackle discrimination.