We must find ways to engage with and employ these individuals so we can benefit from their education and skills.By connecting directly with employers, our panel set out to discover what can be done about the unemployment and under-employment of qualified people with disabilities in Canada.This in turn boosts the organisation’s disability confidence, competitiveness and inclusiveness of customers and employees.
"Undue Hardship" Under the ADA "Undue hardship" under the ADA means "significant difficulty or expense" for the employer.
Factors the employer may consider in weighing undue hardship include: The standards for reasonable accommodation and undue hardship have proven difficult for courts to identify and apply uniformly.
For example, providing your employees with disability awareness training or when redesigning your website, taking accessibility into account.
The advantages of looking at inclusive opportunities include: Sometimes, you will need to take account of individual needs and make specific changes.
Don’t make assumptions about what reasonable accommodations someone needs, always ask them, rather than trying to guess their circumstances and requirements or think you know best.
Best practice is to build the question of reasonable measures into your recruitment practices and usual line management processes.We all have abilities, but some are more apparent than others.From what we have seen in companies that hire people with disabilities—and from our own experiences as friends or family members of someone with a disability—we know that they can contribute greatly to business and to society.The Employment Equality Acts oblige employers to make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities.An employer must take ‘appropriate measures’ to meet the needs of disabled people in the workforce.This means they must make arrangements that will enable a person who has a disability to: Reasonable accommodation does not mean that an employer has to recruit, promote, retain or provide training to a person who does not have the capacity to do a particular job.