Having Conversations about Workplace Adjustments

In this week's podcast Leyla talks about workplace adjustments for staff in the workplace and how to have these important conversations. Continue Reading Having Conversations about Workplace Adjustments

Welcome to the 120th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. So, it’s still Disability History Month and in today’s episode, I talk about how to support staff who may need reasonable or workplace adjustments to help them thrive at work. Of course, most importantly how to have productive conversations about adjustments required at work.

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In today’s show on Workplace Adjustments

  • Why I decided to make make an episode on this topic. [00:46]
  • The definition of disability according to the UK’s Equality Act 2010. [02:28]
  • Some examples of conditions that are considered a disability under the EA 2010. [02:42]
  • What workplaces can do to support disabled staff. [10:55]
  • How workplace adjustments can enable and empower people to do their job. [13:51]

Quotes on Workplace Adjustments

  • The social model of disability states that disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference in ability.
  • In some cases, a person may only become aware that they have a disability after experiencing difficulties with certain tasks or activities.
  • Employers have a legal obligation to support disabled staff, in particular acting in an anticipatory way and create inclusive ways of working.
  • Work is very valuable for people and a key part of their rehabilitation.
  • Individuals are usually the experts on the effects of their disability and how they are impacted.

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