March 11, 2013

Disabled Employees More likely to Be Attacked and Injured at Work

The Disability News Service reports that disabled employees are more than twice as likely to be attacked and injured at work as non-disabled members of staff, according to researchers.

People with mental health conditions and learning difficulties were even more likely to be assaulted, teased and criticised. They were more than four times as likely to experience physical violence at work as non-disabled colleagues.

Analysis is based on data from the British Workplace Behaviour Survey carried out in 2007-08, which involved face-to-face interviews with nearly 4,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales.