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Lack of disabled access “denies” wheelchair user of job interview

A trainee barrister in Lincolnshire claims she had a job interview cancelled due to lack of wheelchair access at the firm.

Holly Girven had applied for a job in Sheffield and had been granted an online interview after the company, which provides legal services for BT, had seen her CV.

However, when Girven asked about wheelchair access, this was cancelled.

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According to a report from the BBC. BT said it was “conducting a full investigation.”

The BBC went on to explain that Girven explained how she also had a request to work remotely turned down.

She is now made calls for requirements that job adverts should include wheelchair access and remote working information.

In a statement, BT said: “We take these allegations, and our equal opportunity policies, very seriously, and we expect everyone working with BT to comply with these policies. We’re concerned to hear any allegations where this may not have been the case.

“We’re conducting a full investigation and will ensure that Holly is kept updated on the progress of that investigation.”

The BBC has contacted the law firm involved but has not received comment yet.

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