21 December 2014
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In the modern era there should be no jobs for disabled people that those with a disability should not be able to do as well as a non disabled person. This is partly due to the fact that currently in the UK there are many disability aids and assistance out there that that can help them to do their work as well as other employees.

Although disabled people may be hindered physically by a certain disability, much research and many studies have shown that they are just as capable as performing well at their work as everyone else. In practise in any work environment there should be no barriers or glass ceilings for a disabled person.

There is much legislation ensuring that everyone is treated equally, so suitable qualified jobseekers should feel confident when applying for any disability jobs. Today many responsible employers are committed to serving best practise when dealing with recruitment and applications from minority groups. Most tend to have in place a framework of procedures to offer help for disabled jobseekers from the wider community, these are in place to combat any discrimination. Public sector employers tend to monitor their recruitment and employment of BME staff as well as their retention rates.

In the United Kingdom a disabled person or those with a long term illness preventing them from work are also likely to get incapacity benefit. They can also get other allowances to assist them in getting back to work. These could be in the form of disabled grants or tax allowances depending on the salary of the job. All of these are designed to give more freedom and choice to those looking for disabled employment.

Advice for responsible UK employers
As a employer you should develop practises that are friendly towards disabled staff to assist them in their workplace activities. This could be simple things like providing a ramp for wheelchair users. You should also ensure that your employees get fair treatment in their career development and promotion prospects.

Government and local authorities can provide assistance to companies to encourage them to recruit more disabled persons. A good example of the resources available is the Access to Work scheme launched by the government which compensates employers financially for any expenses they have incurred in assisting a disabled person into work.


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