Focus on ability, not disability

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2001

The struggle has been long, the progress slow, and the resistance persistent for people with disabilities still fighting for their rightful places in the workplace.

Of course legally, employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against people with disabilities but an unemployment rate double the national average is fairly damning evidence that, on some level, discrimination continues.

“You’re not permitted by law to discriminate but it happens all the time,” said Lisa Bendall of the Canadian Abilities Foundation and managing editor of its magazine Abilities.