Disability rights still a fight - Fearon
Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon has said the fight for full rights for disabled citizens continues, following an Industrial Tribunal decision to award a claimant over £11,000 for discrimination in employment.
The party's equality spokesperson said:
“The fight for full recognition and equality of lesser abled citizens is a critical rights issue for our society.
“Less abled people face enough challenges in their every day life, without facing discrimination in the workplace.
“In particular, much needs to be done to raise awareness of challenges faced by those with mental health issues.
“Too many suffer in silence with mental health difficulties, as we all try to shatter the stigma.
“This decision is welcome for the claimant, but should also encourage those affected that discrimination can and will be tackled at every turn.”