Disability in the Workplace and Persistent Stigma

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It’s vital that your workplace allows a person living with disability to work just as someone without disability would be able to. Many of the restrictions faced by people with disability arise because of society’s outdated and narrow ways of thinking about disability.

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Did you know that over 2,000,000 people of working age in Australia are living with disability? Despite this, only 45% of employers in the healthcare, social and education services sectors believe their organisation would be equipped to employ someone living with disability.


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Nina Kraskov
09 Dec 2019
I really eye opening read about the language we use and how that can perpetuate stereotypes and exclusive cultures.
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Amanda Cole
07 May 2023
Interesting statistics regarding employment for people with disabilities. Government policies are there to ensure workplaces give equal opportunities to all.This resource covered stigma around disability within the workforce.
bernie harbrow
11 Feb 2023
Registered Nurse
very interesting
Ruth Tresidder
03 Feb 2023
Great info.
Elizabeth Woods
04 May 2023
Registered Nurse
Great information
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Robyn Forrester
03 Jan 2020
Well researched and readable, this article and video clip raises awareness of an important issue in our workplaces and society in general.
Jean-Pascal MORIN
20 Dec 2022
Community Care Worker
Very informative and it's good to be up to date with all the facts.
Abby Maynard
24 Feb 2020
This resource covered stigma around disability within the workforce. It made me aware of how people with disabilities can be disadvantaged not because of their disability but by others opinions on disability.
Vicki cooper
12 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
Beverley Jackson
05 Dec 2022
Community Care Worker
Materials and information were very informative.
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