1 in 4 deaf people have quit their job due to discrimination
ONREC – The Online Recruitment Resource
25 Aug 2016
The survey, created by totaljobs in partnership with five deaf charities, reveals that the majority (56%) of deaf or hard of hearing employees have experienced discrimination during their career. This has led to one in four (25%) deaf people leaving a job because of a difficult environment.
- 72% of deaf people have received no support because of being deaf in finding a job
- 65% believe developments in technology have made it easier to be deaf in the workplace
- 56% have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to being deaf or hard of hearing
- 62% from colleagues
- 53% from management
- 37% during a job interview
- 25% have left a job due to discrimination
- 19% have not told their employer they are deaf or have experienced hearing loss
Discrimination plays a large part in the working lives of deaf people and many are forced to quit their jobs because of it, according to a new survey.
Link to Survey Results – Deaf jobseeker and employee experiences survey report 2016