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Employer disability practice in Britain: assessing the impact of the Positive About Disabled People 'Two Ticks' symbol

Hoque, K., Bacon, N. and Parr, D. (2014). Employer disability practice in Britain: assessing the impact of the Positive About Disabled People 'Two Ticks' symbol. Work, Employment and Society, 28(3), pp. 430-451. doi: 10.1177/0950017012472757

Abstract

This article assesses the extent to which employers displaying the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol adhere to the five commitments they are expected to uphold and whether adherence to these commitments is greater in Two Ticks than non-Two Ticks workplaces. It also assesses levels of employer support for and dialogue with Disability Champions in Two Ticks workplaces. These issues are explored in the public and private sectors separately. The analysis finds only limited adherence to the five commitments in Two Ticks workplaces, no consistent evidence that adherence is higher in Two Ticks than non-Two Ticks workplaces and limited evidence of support for and dialogue with Disability Champions in Two Ticks workplaces. It also finds little evidence of variation between public and private sector workplaces.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2014
Publisher Keywords: Disability, Two Ticks symbol, Disability Champions, equal opportunities, trade unions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6199
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