disability confident - a complete farce?
I am just posting to share my experience with this so called disability confident scheme.
I am really beginning to wonder whether such a thing actually exists or is it merely a flashy, PC, but otherwise empty gesture aimed at ticking a minority box to appease the nouveau culture for political correctness...?????
My complaint to BT (still to this day unanswered) is as follows:-
Sent 12/03/18 @15.49
Dear BT Recruitment Team,
The issue has most certainly not been resolved and I am feeling quite stunned by the correspondence I have received from BT's recruitment (copied below - received within past hour - shortly after your mail).
This is in complete violation of BT's responsibilities and commitments to disabled people as per the disabled confident scheme (of which BT declares it is part of).
As a disabled person, applying to positions at companies like BT and other large firms who are signed up and have undertaken an obligation to abide by the rules of being a Disability Confident Employer is supposed to offer me a level playing field.
Even after several emails stating BT is not abiding by its obligations to my application as a disabled applicant I have either been ignored, or rejected - as you can from the email below. I have 10 years experience within Compliance and regulation and I have repeatedly asked that if you feel my skills do not meet the minimum requirements of the role, then please let me know where I fall short. Clearly this can't be done as I am more than qualified for this role.
I would like to know who to complain to in this regard and request that you also provide details of an external body which monitors BT being a Disability Confident Employer as I really should be taking this up with them also.
Very disappointing and not impressed at all.
Would like to hear your thoughts people....