Legal experts speak to the Public Services Committee on employment rights for young disabled people
- ParliamentLive.tv: The Transition from education to employment for young disabled people
- Inquiry: The Transition from education to employment for young disabled people
- Public Services Committee
On Wednesday 13 December, the Public Services Committee continues their evidence sessions for its inquiry exploring the transition from education to employment for young disabled people.
This week, the Committee is hearing from employment legal experts and solicitors to explore how the employment rights of young disabled people are upheld. The Committee will also be asking the witnesses to talk about barriers faced by young disabled people when trying to challenge workplace discrimination and employers’ awareness and understanding of workplace rights. In addition, the Committee will look at whether any changes could be made to existing rights, duties and enforcement processes.
- How aware are employers and young disabled people of the rights of young people in the workplace and relevant duties for employers?
- How far do employers comply with legal duties that relate to the recruitment and employment of disabled people? What happens when employers fail to do so?
- How effective are enforcement mechanisms relating to disabled people’s rights in the workplace?
- How far do the rights and duties currently in place meet the needs of young disabled people? What other rights or duties would improve the situation?