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‘Reasonable’ adjustments at work – Disability Positive seminar for employers

Some employers think that taking on a disabled person is going to be complicated and expensive.

Many employers refuse to employ disabled people and give excuses as to why they haven’t got the job.

Not only is this illegal, but it’s based on a myth; actually disabled workers are just like any other worker, with individual needs and ways of working.  Some are reliable and hard-working, and some are not.

Some disabled employees, however, may need a reasonable adjustment within the workplace.  This is something which reduces a disadvantage faced by a disabled employee, compared to a non-disabled employee, and allows them to carry out the job effectively. But what exactly is reasonable, and how will employers know what to do?

A seminar will take place from 1.30pm-4.30pm on Thursday 6 December, which will provide the answers.  It is part of the Disability Positive project, a series of themed events running in the county throughout the week of 3-7 December. 

At a cost of £25 per person, this event is exceptionally good value for money for managers from all sectors to find out about their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

The seminar, which will be held at the Point4 in Venns Lane, Hereford, will feature key speaker Richard Rieser, whose campaigning for social justice led to him establish UK Disability History Month in 2011.

Details of how to book, along with information about the many other activities going on throughout the week, are available on-line at www.disabilitypositive.org, or you can call 01432 260216.