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Over Half Of Deaf People Have Experienced Discrimination At Work, Job board Survey Finds

To raise awareness for Deaf Awareness Week (15-21 May) totaljobs > have undertaken research, which highlights the experiences of deaf employees in the workplace.

The survey of 437 deaf people found that:

  • 72% of deaf people have received no support (because of being deaf) in finding a job
  • 56% (more than half) have experience discrimination in the workplace due to being deaf or hard or hearing
  • 25% of deaf people have quit their job due to discrimination
  • 19% have not told their employer they are deaf or have experienced hearing loss

More information on the survey, along with quotes from key figures (see below), including totaljobs’ group sales director, can be found their our press release here >.

The survey was done in collaboration with five leading deaf charities, Action on Hearing Loss, Scottish Council on Deafness, British Deaf Association, Wales Council for Deaf People, and Sign Health.  

As more than 11 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss, and more than 90,000 are severely or profoundly deaf, the public should be made aware of these findings. 

A BSL video and article by deaf journalist Charlie Swinbourne, can be found here. > The full report: Deaf jobseeker and employee experiences can be found here. >

 

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