UNISON supporting our members with learning difficulties for the right to live without fear of disability hate crime.
What is Hate Crime against Disabled People?
It might be that someone physically hurts you. It can be:
• pulling hair
• pinching or shaking
• or giving you too much medication so you find things difficult to do.
It can be being made to give away your money, or being forced to pay for other people’s things.
Or it can be that someone is doing things to make you sad, angry, frightened or being touched where you don’t want to be touched, or being made to touch other people in these places.
It can also be people saying bad things to hurt your feelings, or shouting and threatening you. It could be blaming you for things when it’s not your fault or treating you like a child.
People may say or do bad things to you, or treat you unfairly because you’re different. Hate crime can be hurt to your body, your belongings or your emotions and can be face to face or by letter, phone calls, texts or emails.
UNISON is your trade union and it is here to help you. If these things are happening to you where you work, we can help you make it stop.
Contact your local UNISON branch for advice.
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