How to Prevent Disability Discrimination

  How much consideration have you put into the possibility of disability discrimination within your company culture? Disabled workers are often employed in industries that are customer-forward (such as restaurants), or were entry-level or the least senior among their colleagues. This tells us that disabled workers are less likely to hold management positions and struggle …

The Right Way to Respond to Accommodation Requests

  An employer’s response to disability accommodation requests plays a critical role in the health of the company culture. How so? If employees feel comfortable making requests that will allow them to best complete tasks they’re less likely to suffer from undue stress and anxiety, and more likely to succeed at their work. Ignoring or …

Disability Hiring Belongs in Your Diversity Initiative

  We know that profitable businesses are built on a workplace that is diverse, comprised of talented people from a wide array of backgrounds who bring their unique perspectives and experiences to projects, and successfully develop relevant and lasting solutions. These diverse teams should include the disabled. But oftentimes, they do not. A 2018 report …

The American Disabilities Act (and the Workplace)

  For the month of July we will be discussing disability inclusion in the workplace, but to kick off the conversation it’s necessary to explain the American Disabilities Act and the role it places in any company structure. From there employers can better understand the responsibilities they have in protecting disabled employees and how disability …