Posted by Aston Avery

Charity launches new workplace equality campagin

An explosive survey conducted by Epilepsy Action has revealed an alarming and deeply distressing reality faced by people with epilepsy in the United Kingdom’s workforce. As a result, the charity is calling on the government to force companies to pay 5% of their global turnover when caught flagrantly breaking the rules.

Only 42% of individuals with epilepsy in the UK are employed, bearing stark testimony to the hurdles they face—stigma and bias overshadowing their talents. Of course, the severity of some people’s epilepsy means they cannot work. But could it be possible that the 58% not working are the fortunate ones?

Epilepsy Action calls on the government to strengthen the Equality Act, introducing minimum fines for discrimination against disabled people to 5% of the company’s global turnover.

Aston spoke to Rebekah Smith, deputy CEO of Epilepsy Action.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash

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