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New Equality and Human Rights Commission guidelines on the employment of disabled people

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee has published strategic guidelines for employers to tackle the issues faced by disabled people.

The plan has been designed to create a society where disabled people can contribute fully to the workplace as equal citizens and tackles legislative developments such as the Equality Bill.

Alun Davies, who chairs the Disability Committee, said: "Significant progress has been made with disability rights in the past 15 years, but deep inequality persists for considerable numbers of disabled people. We've set out our plans for the coming year that will tackle these issues head on. We'll be working closely with other organisations to meet these objectives."

And Sir Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, added: "It demonstrates clearly how the Disability Committee is continuing its important work of promoting and working towards disability equality, in the heart of the Commission as a whole and with its full support."