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Disability in the Workplace

Everyone should feel productive and valuable in the workplace. Employers must make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to allow people with disability or injuries to work productively and safely.

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"

If you have a disability, you may worry that it will limit your job prospects or that you won't be able to find work. Whatever your physical or learning disability, you have a right to equality, fairness, respect and understanding at your workplace.

Employees and jobseekers with disabilities are legally protected against discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

When working with a person who has a disability, keep in mind that we are all more alike than different. Each person comes to a new job with unique skills and abilities. Internships allow all students to build on current competencies while gaining new skills that relate to their academic and career goals. People who interact with people who have disabilities have a great impact on their on-the-job success. Many employers use team work environments to maximize the potentials of their employees; this structure allows employees to work together to maximize individual strengths while compensating for weaknesses.


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