In 2021 we focussd our campaign on workplaces. Our research revealed that three quarters of Australians agreed that workplaces need to be more inclusive when it came to hiring people with a disability. Yet one in two admiteted they would have a problem working alongside someone with Tourette Syndrome.
Despite a quarter (24%) of employed Australians agreeing that their workplaces could do more to embrace diversity, one in two (47%) admit they would have a problem working alongside someone that had involuntary tics, such as screaming or yelling. A further 42% wouldn’t be happy working alongside someone with a physical or swearing tic.
With discrimination in the workplace a hot topic this year, our research further found less than half (47%) of all Australians had worked with someone with a disability. Of those, a quarter said their colleague with a disability wasn’t given the same opportunities as everyone else (26%) and were treated differently (24%)
We encouraged Aussies to ‘tic’ the box on inclusion and embrace disabilities in the workplace by sharing a selfie of themselves or their colleagues with the hashtags #ticthebox and #TSAW21.