Discrimination at Interviews

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2002 National Disabled Members' Conference
3 July 2002

Conference requests that UNISON, through its structures, uses its powers to stop the discrimination against the disabled members of this union when they go for interviews. They are at present being made to do extra qualifying points because they declare that they are disabled.

We wish for this discrimination to stop and UNISON to use its influence to see that all members are treated equally.

The West Midlands Regional Disabled Self-Organised Group is aware that discrimination against members with disabilities is taking place during the recruitment and selection procedures, both prior to and during interview. It is further known that members are being questioned intensively on a personal basis concerning their disability.

We would urge that UNISON takes action to stop this discriminatory practice and furthermore promotes an awareness amongst the membership of their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), nor to accept any level of discrimination prior to or during interview and that this union will support them as appropriate if a complaint is lodged.