If you have not previously employed a person with disability then you may have some questions about various aspects of the process. The following categories contain the most frequently asked questions by employers.
- What are the benefits to my business when employing people with disability?
- Will people with disability need more training?
- Is there a legal obligation for an employee to disclose their disability?
- What are my obligations as the employer if an employee does disclose disability?
- What questions can I ask about a person's disability or injury?
- What information about disability can I disclose to other parties?
- What are my obligations under the Privacy Act when employing a person with disability?
- What is reasonable adjustment?
- What is unjustifiable hardship?
- Should I discuss reasonable adjustments with an employee with disability?
- Is there help available for making reasonable adjustments?
- How does reasonable adjustment apply to learning and development opportunities?
- What are my workers compensation responsibilities when employing a person with disability?
- Will employing a person with disability have an impact on my workers compensation costs?
- What are my occupational health and safety responsibilities when employing a person with disability?
- How do I modify evacuation procedures for employees with disability?
- What are my obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act when employing a person with disability?
- What happens if I employ a person with disability who, due to the effects of their disability, is not able to work at the same productivity levels as their co-workers?
- What are the possible side effects of medication in the workplace?
- Is an employee required to tell me if they are taking medication?
- Am I required to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any possible side effects of medication?
The following information and checklists are also available to assist you with frequently asked questions: