TITLE

A company that's bad for your wealth

AUTHOR(S)
Richard Godwin
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Evening Standard;5/23/2012, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
THERE are few companies more despised in this country than Atos. The healthcare subsidiary of the Parisbased IT firm is paid �100 million annually by the Department of Work and Pensions to conduct "workplace capability assessments" to see whether disabled people are, indeed, disabled . One man who had lost a third of his body weight due to a lung condition was awarded zero points in his assessment � you need 15 to qualify for any help from the government. He died three months later. Another was told terminal cancer was no barrier to being a productive worker. There have been successful appeals against more than a third of its assessments � so Atos not only ruins lives, it costs taxpayers further millions in legal fees.
ACCESSION #
75504221

 

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