Employing disabled people
Disabled people have a range of skills, qualifications and work experience, just like anyone else. Employing disabled people often means you do not need to do anything differently, but some people do need accommodations. This may mean making changes to the working environment, to the way you manage people, or to some aspects of the job. Employers are only expected to make accommodations which are reasonable, and for most physical changes and new equipment there is government support available through the Job Support Fund.
Most employers who employ disabled people find that the changes which disabled employees need are easy to implement, and in many cases also benefit other employees.
Remember, if you have recruited someone through Workbridge, your Workbridge employment consultant is there to help you if you experience any difficulties.
Further information regarding employing disabled people can be found on the following pages:
- Why employ disabled people?
- What is disability?
- The law (your legal obligations under the Human Rights Act)
- Tips to successful management
- Making reasonable accommodations
- Health and safety
- Recruiting disabled people
- Work Experience
- Retaining employees who become disabled
- Funding assistance
- Recruiting staff (MBIE 'Workable' information)