Disabled workers

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    New health and disability support service seeks feedback

    A new service to support employee health and disability is inviting users to test it out and provide feedback.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 January 2023

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    Disabled workers in India: lifting the barriers

    Although the proportion of disabled workers in sectors like finance has increased in recent years, campaigners say progress in ensuring disabled people can enter employment in India is painfully slow, and legal targets are required to force private companies to employ more disabled talent.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 05 August 2022

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    Disability at work: time for action

    A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 05 May 2022

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    Disability awareness: a positive from the pandemic?

    For some people with disabilities, there have been some positives from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    By Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WG Law firm on 24 February 2022

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    Helping disabled people to thrive at work

    Disabled people can make a huge contribution to the success of a business, so it makes sense for employers to step up their efforts to recruit, retain and develop them.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum on 02 February 2021

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    ‘Health is everyone’s business’ consultation goes out to UK firms

    Employers will be encouraged to take “early and supportive action” for employees with health conditions so that more people remain in work, under proposals put forward in a new consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2019


    Reasonable adjustments must not be ‘legal exercise’, says doctor

    “If you exclude a safety critical role we do not have any mandate for any profession to make decisions based on a fitness to work ‘standard’.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 May 2019