Treating disabled employees fairly

A vision impairment, or any other disability, should not stand in the way of work. Equality laws protect disabled people to make sure that they aren’t at a disadvantage at work. This applies when they’re applying for or doing a job.

As an employer you have a duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to help with this. The cost of making these changes is often low, and could include providing information in an accessible format. There is support from the government to help you meet the cost of specialist adaptations such as specific equipment.

An employee can take you to an employment tribunal if they think you haven’t made the changes they need.

 

Find out more about how to attract, recruit and keep disabled employees on GOV.UK

If you're interested in employing or offering work experience to a VI person, call 020 3198 0225 or email connections@rsbc.org.uk

 

Published: October 2017 

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