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Disability Discrimination Quiz

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The Disability Discrimination Quiz

Produced by researchers at Cardiff University, this new quiz uses robust academic research to help employees with an impairment or long-term illness to recognise discrimination at work.

Do you have an impairment or long-term health condition?

You might be experiencing discrimination at work without realizing it. Find out if you might be experiencing disability discrimination at work and what to do about it with this quiz. The Disability Discrimination Quiz was developed by researchers from Cardiff University and is based on robust academic research on ill-treatment at work.

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The quiz is intended to raise awareness of disability discrimination and direct disabled people to the resources of organisations that can offer help and advice. It is not being used to collect research data.

Using data from previous large scale research and surveys, the quiz looks at the experiences of disabled and non-disabled people at work. The surveys showed that disabled people were much more likely to experience 21 different forms of ill-treatment at work but they were very unlikely to understand their experience as discrimination.

This means that disabled people experiencing discrimination at work often do not realise that they have rights to be protected and supported in the workplace.

It is possible to measure the overall differences between disabled and non-disabled people across all
21 types of ill-treatment.

For those with learning difficulties or mental health conditions, the likelihood of experiencing any ill-treatment at work was increased by 177%; for those with other conditions or impairments by 102% and for those with physical or sensory impairments by 15%.

The finding that disabled people were very unlikely to understand their experiences as discrimination also comes from one of the big surveys. It is a very important finding because, unless they think discrimination might happen to them, disabled people are unlikely to think they are being treated badly because of how someone else views their impairment or long-term condition.

More details of the surveys and the research they produced can be found here:
The Disability Discrimination Quiz

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