Discrimination in Hiring the Disabled

December 2, 2015

The New  York Times recently published an article showing that employers are much less likely to express interest in individuals with disabilities.  This information was uncovered after sending fake cover letters and resumes to thousands of employers that differed in only one regard:  the fact that the  individual was disabled.  The study revealed that employers expressed interest in candidates who disclosed a disability about 26 percent less frequently than in candidates who did not.

It suggested that this discrimination may account for why just 34 percent of working-age people with disabilities were employed as of 2013, versus 74 percent of those without disabilities.

Read the article here:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/02/upshot/fake-cover-letters-expose-discrimination-against-disabled.html?_r=3&referer=https://www.google.com/

 

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