Episode 101: Disability Employment Policies in the United Kingdom
In this ADA Live! episode, we will look at a new effort in the United Kingdom to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities and end employment discrimination. Although the Equality Act of 2010 offers similar protections to the Americans with Disabilities Act, interested ,groups believe more should be done to address employment disparities. The Disability Employment Charter, drawn up by charities, academics, and trade unions, lays out nine actionable steps the British government should take to address employment inequities experienced by people with disabilities. These steps are bold and ambitious.
Our guests will discuss how the Disability Employment Charter came about, and the vision, mission, and impact for people with disabilities. Please join us as we welcome Lord Kevin Shinkwin, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, and Professor Kim Hoque, Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick Business School. Our host is Dr. Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute and University Professor at Syracuse University.