When Atos walked away from the government contract to run the “fitness for work” tests, or Work Capability Assessments, some thought that things would improve for the many sick and disabled people suffering at their hands. There was never a chance of this government doing the sensible and decent thing, and scrapping the WCA and starting from scratch, but maybe the next company chosen to run these tests might have a bit of integrity.
Not a fucking chance.
The company tipped to succeed Atos, Maximus, has an abysmal record in the USA.
I won’t list any of the examples of this company’s corruption; I don’t need to. Others have done the work for me, so the government cannot claim the information is difficult to find. One useful, but by no means exhaustive, list can be found at Pride’s Purge. Click on that link, and you’ll find a list of just some of Maximus’s lawbreaking.
It’s almost as if the DWP, and Iain Duncan Smith, have deliberately sought out the most criminally-minded company they could find to pick on disabled people.
Maximus Are The New Atos: Destroy Maximus (johnnyvoid.wordpress.com)
Here We Go Again – DWP to Repeat the ATOS Disaster ? (jaynelinney.wordpress.com)