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Workers with disabilities win landmark wage fight

11 Feb 2013Gordon Prior and Michael Nojin, were being paid $4 an hour just because they have disabilities. The following story link tells all: ' target='_blank'>' target='_blank'>' target='_blank'>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-11/court-victory-for-workers-with-disabilities/4461364' target='_blank'>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-11/court-victory-for-workers-with-disabilities/4461364 TARGET=new>' target='_blank'>' target='_blank'>' target='_blank'>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-11/court-victory-for-workers-with-disabilities/4461364' target='_blank'>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-11/court-victory-for-workers-with-disabilities/4461364

The two issues I see are that Gordon and Michael were being exploited and at the end of the week they were not taking home wages they could be proud of or live off.

Why do people think they can pay disabled workers less and still expect them to pay full price for everything they buy?

The truth is that if you are not disabled you do not have to undergo a test to see what your productivity is so why do disabled people have to? I’m glad the court found this test discriminatory. I hope more productivity tests are questioned out there.



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