Advice for employers
The Equality Act 2010 requires all employers to make 'reasonable adjustments' for individuals with disabilities, long term health conditions and protected characteristics which can have an impact on their ability or availability to work.
Whilst this is a legal requirement, tailoring work for employees has many benefits for an organisation including reduced sickness absence, better physical and mental wellbeing, improved productivity, better retention rates and reduced recruitment costs.
ClearTalents™ At Work has many sources of guidance for employers. Reports generated for each employee contain specific advice and implementation guidance for employers. There are links to many other sources of help too, including expert assessors, equipment providers and legal advisors.
The Clear Company - The UK's leading auditor of Inclusive Recruitment and Employment practice and behaviours. Clear provide many solutions for employers to help include all people at work.
AbilityNet - Expert WorkSpace Assessors and Digital Accessibility Consultants
DWF LLP - Top 20 UK Law Firm providing employers with expert guidance on Equality at work
ENEI - Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion provides employers with guidance and support to attract and include a diverse workforce
Diversity Jobs - A recruitment advertising site for employers seeking to attract and retain a diverse workforce
Remploy Employment Services - Providing employers with advice on mental health at work and providing disabled people seeking employment
RNIB - Advice for employers about the impact of sight loss at work and solutions for people with sight loss
RNID - Guidance about the impact of hearing loss at work and how to support employees with hearing loss
EHRC - The Equality and Human Rights Commission gives employers case sepesific advice on employee rights around discrimination against protected characteristics
Access to Work - This is a government initiative to get disabled people into work and help employers retain people who become disabled at work. Funding can be obtained to tailor the work environement for disabled people to enable them to work effectively