The equality legislation, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and The Equality Act 2010 require that people with disabilities do not receive less favourable treatment than non-disabled applicants. Additionally employers are required to make 'reasonable adjustments' for people with disabilities in the work place.
Most employers can take positive action to actively recruit people with disabilities.
Our employment support service can offer extensive advice and support for you as an employer. This could include any or all of the points outlined below:
For more information please contact us on 01772 537468 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are sound business reasons to recruit a diverse workforce:
It gives an employer:
"Over the past years I have worked closely with the Employment Service. As a department they are very supportive towards the placements they introduce to the council. They are always striding to make the person as comfortable as possible in the workplace and with regular contact they continue to monitor his/her development."