Disability and Philosophy: Applying Ethics in Circumstances of Injustice

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Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: December 7, 2015

Abstract

Despite antidiscrimination laws, disability discrimination remains ongoing. A recent field experiment in the USA indicates that employers are significantly more reluctant to interview qualified applicants with disabilities, whether physical or mental. This reluctance is especially noticeable among smaller employers and for more experienced job applicants. Such barriers impede people with disabilities from work, economic self-sufficiency, employer provided health insurance, and more generally full participation in the societies in which they live. These impediments, in short, are a serious problem of justice and yet another indication that we live in an imperfect world in which non-ideal and partial compliance theorising about justice is imperative.

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., Disability and Philosophy: Applying Ethics in Circumstances of Injustice (December 7, 2015). J Med Ethics 2016 42: 35-36.; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 173. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2791661

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