What should I know about Disclosure?

  • A person with a disability has the choice whether or not they tell you about their disability.

  • There are a number of benefits to the employee in disclosing their disability to you as their employer as you have a duty to make reasonable adjustments or accommodations and ensure the workplace is accessible.

  • You should be clear on the competencies required for a job from the initial stages of advertising and provide as much information as possible.

  • At interview stage, you should provide opportunities for disclosures.¬†

  • You should have clear procedures in place when someone discloses a disability including what will happen with the information.