Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Employees with a disability: it’s time for common sense

Employers should approach the issue of employing people with disabilities with some commonsense which unfortunately is not that common. Read how Enabled Employment handles disability employment.

Disability in APS: bullying, distrust, bad ICT spark concern

There are many problems for employment of the disabled in the Australian Public Service and some include information technology and communication systems and a culture of low expectations and belief about the disabled.

Video catches McVey’s misleading claims about disability job stats

It is only under the “work-limiting disabled” definition that the number of disabled people in employment rose, from 2,839,000 to 2,885,000.

Experiences of a Blind Person Moving Country & Changing Employment

Lee Kumutat, an Australian living in the UK, talks about her move, and some of the differences experienced, particularly in regard to transport and in attitudes to blind people.

Disability disclosure: It’s a personal decision

Should you disclose your disability when applying for something? Factors to consider and timing of disclosure considered.

Kmart Has Featured Models With A Disability For The First Time...

1. For the first time, Kmart Australia has included two models with a disability in their latest catalogue. ...

Deaf chief executive wins right to challenge Access to Work cap...

A Deaf chief executive has won the right to question the government’s “discriminatory” cap on Access to Work (AtW) payments in the high court, in the latest legal challenge to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) disability policy agenda.

Access to Work cap announcement does not go far enough

The government’s decision to loosen its restrictions on Access to Work (AtW) payments does not go far enough, and its “discriminatory” cap must be scrapped completely, according to disabled campaigners.

Neurodiversity: Employers need to help people “Come Out”

People with neuro diversity disabilities are currently reluctant to disclose their invisible disability and with good reason perhaps.

[Research] Almost half of businesses apprehensive about hiring people with disabilities

Almost half of UK businesses admit to being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions.