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UK Jobcentre Tells People With Disabilities And Chronic Illnesses To 'Downplay' Conditions

Thursday 10 October 2019

 

From UK news outlet Metro:

 

Jobcentre Plus
The Jobcentre form encouraged people to
put a ‘more positive spin’ on health conditions.
(Picture: PA/Twitter)
 

Jobcentre tells people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to ‘downplay’ conditions

By Jane Wharton
8 October 2019
© 2019 Metro.

Disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have been told to ‘downplay’ their medical issues, according to campaigners.

Jobcentre chiefs issued a document telling would-be employees to avoid using words like ‘chronic’ or ‘depression’ when applying for work.

They were told to use ‘more general terms’ and to avoid making things ‘sound worse than they are.’

Activists said the advice, from the Department for Work and Pensions, was forcing people to lie to prospective bosses while also breaching disability rights legislation.

Campaigner Jen Jones from Sheffield suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME. She told Metro.co.uk that under the terms of the advice issued by the DWP she would be forbidden from revealing the condition to a potential boss. She said: ‘A lot of disabled people have taken this advice very personally. I’m fuming.'

 

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