In The Media | 26 May 2016

‘The minute I mention disability, the attitude changes’

A 27-year-old marketing employee with six-years experience continues to struggle to find a job as employers perceive her disability as a hindrance.

Sydneysider Zoe Brissett was born with cerebral palsy and a hearing impairment and as a result is shunned by employers who are yet to see employees with a disability as an attribute.

In a bid to evade unnecessary judgement Ms Brissett avoids mentioning her disability until the job interview, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

‘It comes down to the lack of understanding from employers. Many of them don’t see the person, they see the disability,’ Ms Brissett said.

Source: The Daily Mail Australia