All Australians have the right to be employed – including the 1 in 5 people in Australia who have a disability. Employment empowers people to live more independently and achieve their potential. It is against the law for employers to discriminate against people with disability.
Learn more about your rights in the workplace.
There are many ways in which employers can support people with disability to perform the inherent (essential) requirements of a job. By law, employers must make reasonable adjustments to the workplace if a person needs them to perform essential duties.
Reasonable adjustments may include modifying the physical environment (e.g. wheelchair ramps) or offering flexible communication methods (e.g. assistive technologies).