Let's Talk

Let's Talk report

Many disabled people find it hard to talk about their impairment or condition at work. This can make it hard for disabled people to get the support and adjustments they need to do their job. Scope's Let's Talk report looks at disabled people's experiences of discussing disability at work.

Our findings

  • Nearly half of disabled people (48%) have worried about sharing information about their impairment or condition with an employer.
  • Only half of disabled people we surveyed (49%) are aware of their rights as a disabled employee.
  • Several disabled people said they experienced negative comments after talking about their impairment or condition at work.
  • Some disabled people who had positive experiences said this helped them to get the support they needed.

Full Let's Talk report (PDF, 1.2MB)

Campaigning to make it easier to talk about disability at work

Scope is calling on employers to create inclusive workplaces where disabled people can be themselves and share information about their impairment or condition on their own terms.

We’re also asking the Government to improve information and resources for employers and make sure disabled people can access the right support at work. As part of this work, we have produced an a guide for employers about reporting on disability and employment.

Let's Talk has been generously funded by the specialised human rights and employment firm Leigh Day.

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