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Obtaining a part-time summer job
Hi folks, My name is Anne and I am mum to Alexandra who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and walks in a kaye walker and she is almost 17 now. A little while back she tried to get a part-time job (she is still at school by the way) to earn some extra cash. She attended for a few interviews (jd sports, the card factory and kfc). She felt they took one look at her disability and discounted her. In fact at the Card Factory they were downright rude to the point I was thinking of making a complaint on her behalf. She really wants a part-time/holiday job preferably in a shop as all her friends have got one and the summer holidays will be so long and boring for her. She wants to start applying again but I am frightened she goes through the same experience again as she was really disheartened last time. I know employers are not meant to discriminate but I feel that some still do. Has anyone got some experience of this ie, how best to obtain a part-time job and employers who are more disability friendly. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks from Anne and Alexandra x