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LifeWorks has released its monthly Mental Health Index™, revealing that Canadian workers with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to report that their organization does not value diversity and inclusion. The report also revealed that 70 per cent of workers with disabilities in Canada feel like they are not valued at work. On the other hand, when Canadian workers without disabilities were asked, 74 per cent said their organization does value diversity and inclusion.
The Index found that Canadian workers are experiencing increasing strain with an unfavourable mental health score.
- The Mental Health Index™ score for November 2022 is 64.3 points out of one hundred, a slight decline from October. This marks five months since improvement.
Canadians with disabilities, visible minorities and LGBTQ2+ Canadians believe they are being judged at work
- Canadians with disabilities are more than twice as likely to indicate they cannot be themselves at work.
- LGBTQ2+ Canadians and visible minorities are 50 per cent more likely to indicate they cannot be themselves at work.
- LGBTQ2+ Canadians are nearly 50 per cent more likely to report their ideas are not valued at work.
Marginalized Canadian workers are more likely to receive negative comments from their manager
- Canadians with disabilities and LGBTQ2+ Canadians are nearly twice as likely to receive negative comments from their manager.
- Respondents who are underweight are more than twice as likely to receive negative comments from their manager.
- Canadians with disabilities are 70 per cent more likely to not feel cared about at work.
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