British Automobile Association Targets Workers With Disabilities For
Firing, Union Claims
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
April 26, 2005
LONDON, ENGLAND--A labor union is accusing Britain's Automobile Association of targeting workers that have disabilities in its effort to downsize.
The GMB union filed a formal complaint this week with the Disability Rights Commission. It claims that 13 workers are at risk of losing their jobs while the association works to become more efficient.
AA denied that it is singling out employees with disabilities as part of its review process.
"Any employee with a disability has full access to a range of support and assistance which ensures they have adequate opportunity to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities," it said in a statement.
Under new provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act, employers of all sizes must make "reasonable" modifications to help workers with disabilities to do their jobs.
"Disability - employers' duty to respond" by Geoff Adams-Spink (BBC News)
"Disabled Somerset AA patrol man tells how AA targeted him for redundancy" (GMB)