This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal
Lori Anderson Snyder, Ph.D., and colleagues examined whether disabled workers encounter more negative workplace experiences in terms of discrimination and injustice.
A written survey of 1,880 employees was conducted at a large state university. Ninety of the respondents identified themselves as disabled (64 individuals reported physical disabilities, 23 individuals reported non-physical disabilities).
Key findings include:
1.) Disabled employees perceived more overt (29%) and subtle (31%) discrimination than non-disabled workers.
2.) 32% of disabled employees perceived procedural injustice in the workplace.
3.) While 91% of non-disabled employees reported satisfaction with their jobs, 80% of employees with disabilities did so.
Read more to see how disabled workers perceived discrimination and injustice in the workplace.
Snyder, L. A., Carmichael, J. S., Blackwell, L. V, Cleveland, J. N., & Thornton, G. C. (2010). Perceptions of Discrimination and Justice Among Employees with Disabilities. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 22(1), 5–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10672-009-9107-5