Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

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Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:22 pm

Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks
Campaigners say tribunal finding in favour of Meseret Kumulchew highlights duty to make allowances for dyslexic staff

Starbucks has lost a disability discrimination case after it wrongly accused a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for recording.

Campaigners say the ruling highlights the duty of all employers to make allowances for staff with dyslexia.



http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016 ... -starbucks

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:40 am

Marketing firm posts 'only dyslexics need apply' job advert
Ad featuring image of Apple founder Steve Jobs provokes controversy but does not appear to fall foul of advertising code



A marketing firm has released a job advertisement that stipulates applicants must be dyslexic as it wants employees who think differently.

The ad – which features a photograph of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who was dyslexic – says: “We require people with a unique mind, so only dyslexics (like Steve) should apply.”
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Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:16 pm

Jim - how very bizarre! Whatever next!

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:23 pm

This website shows what it's like to read when you have dyslexia

A new website has attempted to emulate the symptoms of dyslexia, and it's going to make your head hurt.

The website, created by Victor Widell, jumbles letters in words to try and recreate how dyslexia manifests for some people.

http://indy100.independent.co.uk/articl ... paign=i100

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Post by maizie » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:55 am

Thanks for that link, Jim. More bizarrenes?

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:39 am

New primary school tests discriminate against dyslexic pupils, say teachers


The government’s “pedantic” new spelling tests for primary school children will stifle creativity and discriminate against pupils with dyslexia, teachers and campaigners have warned.

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) said it has been inundated with calls from primary headteachers who are alarmed about the new system, which will require 10- and 11-year-olds to correctly spell more than 100 key words before they are judged to have reach expected educational standards. The system will come into effect for exams taking place this summer.

Following an outcry from teaching unions, the government attempted to clarify the new writing assessments this week by partially backtracking on the proposals. But campaigners have argued that the concessions offered do not go far enough.

Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the headteachers’ union, the NAHT, said: “We have significant concerns about the treatment of children with dyslexia: we are worried that there is a risk of discrimination. Schools are prevented from properly recognising the successes of dyslexic students in the way they can with other students.”
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Post by kenm » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:01 am

JIM CURRAN wrote:Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the headteachers’ union, the NAHT, said: “We have significant concerns about the treatment of children with dyslexia: we are worried that there is a risk of discrimination. Schools are prevented from properly recognising the successes of dyslexic students in the way they can with other students.”
a) Identification as a dyslexic is already discrimination (positive), that enables dyslexics to appear successful despite not being fully literate.
b) Does proper recognition of success require suppression of evidence of failure? Of course, the teachers responsible for the majority of the failures have an incentive to suppress it.
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