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October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3)

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Disfigurement at work

The workplace can be a challenging environment for people with disfigurements

Summary:

Although severe disfigurement is protected as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, it remains one of the most challenging areas of discrimination to address in the workplace. Richard McEachran examines the issues and the role of OH.

IN employment, the phrase ‘when the face doesn’t fit’ is applied when addressing that an individual isn’t suitable for an organisation or company. The phrase is ….

Richard McEachran is a freelance writer, specialising in culture, disability and religion.

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3) pp11-14

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