Campaign group Changing Faces say that 18% of people across the UK identify as having a visible difference – such as a mark, scar or a medical condition that affects their appearance – and 36% had experienced unpleasant behaviour. Personnel Today report that much of the discrimination was in the workplace: 36% said they had been discriminated against when applying for a job, 64% experienced hostile behaviour at work; 19% have felt uncomfortable around colleagues or have received negative comments; and 10% have been ignored by their co-workers. Changing Faces are calling for a significant culture shift, driven by leadership teams, to tackle the bullying and exclusion that many people with visible differences experience at work.
Culture shift needed to tackle discrimination against visibly different staff
Article by: Makbool Javaid |