Resources for employers

Skilled and talented employees are foundational to the success of any workplace. An inclusive approach to attracting and retaining great people creates a fair, equitable and diverse workplace for all. It is against the law for employers to discriminate against people with disability.

People with disability are often highly skilled and reliable workers, with exceptional work ethic and professionalism. By developing clear and equitable policies for the inclusion of people with disability, employers can optimise productivity and foster a positive culture in the workplace.

 

Workplace adjustments

If you are an employer, there are many ways in which you 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.There are many ways in which employers can support people with disability to perform the inherent (essential) requirements of a job.

Adjustments do not always cost your business or organisation money – often, they are free. Reasonable adjustments may include modifying the physical environment (e.g. wheelchair ramps) or offering flexible communication methods (e.g. assistive technologies). A range of programs and services is available to help you make any adjustments.

Support for employers

Adjustments do not always cost your business or organisation money – often, they are free. Reasonable adjustments may include modifying the physical environment (e.g. wheelchair ramps) or offering flexible communication methods (e.g. assistive technologies). There are also a range of initiatives which can be accessed by employers to help make adjustments, such as Job Access.

Where can I get more information about workplace adjustments?

NSW Government Public Service Commission

Australian Network on Disability