It is likely you either currently work with someone who is disabled, or will at some point in your career, which is why It is important to raise awareness of disability in the workplace.
Understanding all things about disability can not only decrease discrimination towards them but also create a workplace where everyone knows the proper etiquette to properly communicate with colleagues with disabilities to prevent discomfort.
Understand what a disability is exactly under the Equality Act 2010 to avoid confusion.
You'll learn what is considered a disability and what is classified as discrimination towards disabled workers and the different forms.
Learn what the responsibilities are of the employer if any of their employees are being discriminated against because of their disability.
If you are unfamiliar with a disability, you may be unsure of the best way to communicate with a disabled colleague, which is why it is important to know so you can make the necessary adjustments for their ease.
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