Disability Rights

Atos and the Paralympics

Atos’s role as sponsor for the Paralympics is coming under scrutiny following reports that it is not conducting work assessments properly.   According to the Independent, over 40 doctors working for Atos have been reported for professional misconduct, and many are asserting that they are mis-classifying physically and mentally disabled people as fit for work. Among some of the complaints recorded are claims that Atos assessors misrepresent interviews – this has led many to request that they be recorded – and that they have little understanding of mental health issues.  A week of action against Atos has been launched by disability campaigners. You may wish to consider signing this petition which points out that the government’s own watchdog has found fault with Atos’s record.

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