With over 14 million disabled people in the UK, overlooking disability equality and access can come at a real detriment to your business. By making reasonable adjustments you can comply with your legal duty, expand your talent pool, create a positive culture and retain skilled staff.
In XpertHR’s 60-minute webinar, recorded on Thursday 7 October 2021, find out how organisations can advance disability inclusion in their workplace. This session covers:
- How should you adjust your return to workplace policy to give proper support to disabled employees?
- What further adjustments must you make to your COVID-adapted workplace to comply with your duty to make reasonable adjustments?
- Are employees with long COVID disabled and what is the best way to support them?
- Beyond compliance, how can you reassure disabled employees who are anxious about returning for health reasons?
- What makes a workplace adjustment reasonable?
The webinar includes a Q&A session.
Karen Jackson is the founder-director of Didlaw, a niche discrimination law firm specialising in the rights of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in the workplace. Since undergoing a heart transplant in 2006, Karen has been at the forefront of litigation and campaign work focused on protecting and furthering the rights of employees. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession describes Karen as a foremost expert on disability discrimination with an encyclopaedic knowledge and complete mastery of this employment law area. Karen regularly comments on employment and discrimination law issues in the national press and media and is passionate about disability rights.
Jen Rooney is a workplace wellbeing & disability inclusion specialist and director of The Wellbeing Tortoise. After becoming disabled with a brain injury following a ski accident, she became passionate about making mental health and disability inclusion a priority for organisations and helping individuals acquire skills and tools to support themselves. Jen has worked with disabled people and alongside HR and sustainability teams to embed inclusion and wellbeing strategies and projects in the workplace. Jen has trained and consulted with small non-profits and start-ups as well as large organisations.