Webinar: Removing the Barriers – 16 March

Webinar: Removing the Barriers

16 March 2022, 5pm-6.30pm (online)

This webinar is co-sponsored by UNISON Scotland’s Disabled Members Committee and UNISON Lothian Health branch as part of UNISON’s Year of Disabled Workers.

Disabled people face challenges gaining and maintaining employment and achieving career progression through avoidable workplace challenges and barriers caused by attitudes, assumptions, and workplace structures and policies.

The unemployment rate for people with a disability is twice that of the general population and that’s shameful. The Disability Union decided it is time to educate and raise awareness of this issue and change perceptions of what employees with disabilities can achieve.

The event will hear from Kirsty Smillie of the Disability Union – a UK-wide community group that works to improve disability rights – who is asking employers to remove the invisible barriers that disabled people face finding and remaining in work.

Full BSL and Captioning Services are provided.

The online event will take place via Microsoft Teams and you can register to attend via Event Brite.