The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has published employment guidance on the forthcoming Disability Equality Duty for publicly funded organisations.
Around 45,000 public bodies will be affected by the new duty when it comes into force on the 4 December.
The guidance gives advice and information to public bodies on how they can meet their responsibilities under the new duty, including practical tips and case studies.
Marie Pye, head of the Disability Equality Duty at the DRC, said: “The public sector employs millions of people, but there aren’t as many disabled employees in the sector as there should be.
“The new duty requires all public sector bodies to review their employment policies and procedures for their disability equality schemes, which must be in place by 4 December. This will, however, be a long-term programme for change – the hard work continues beyond December.”
Copies of the guidance can be downloaded from the DRC website.