Report: DRNY Finds Employees Who Use Wheelchairs Are Out of Fashion In New York!
New Study Finds “No Foot in The Door” For Qualified Job Seekers at 41% Of New York City Fashion Retailers
Workers with disabilities have unemployment rates double the rate of those in the general workforce and earn as little as half of what people without disabilities earn. Disability Rights New York’s (DRNY), investigation and study, conducted by labor economist Marc Bendick, Jr., Ph.D., demonstrates that these outcomes often arise not because these workers can’t do the job, but instead because employers don’t give them a chance. The first of its kind study in retail fashion employment found an alarming 41% of retailers discriminated against people with disabilities.
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