Disclosing your disability to an employer: What, when, why and how
After deciding who to apply to for a job, one of the most difficult decisions to make is whether or not you are going to inform a potential employer about your disability or health condition. Not surprisingly you fear that you will be discriminated against, judgements will be made about your ability and / or that you will be seen as a hassle; and that is before we even begin to talk about concerns over how the information you provide will be used and who it will be shared with.
However, if you are not open about your disability you won’t be able to ask for the support / adjustments that you may need during the recruitment process. Yet without this support you will struggle to demonstrate your suitability for the role. This is likely to result in you being rejected for a role that you arecmore than capable of doing.
This webinar will help you to understand the benefits of disclosing your disability and the consequences of not. It will also provide some hints and tips on how to write your ‘openness statement’ which is a short, succinct statement about your support needs that you can share with an employer.
This webinar will:
1. Highlight why employers ask about disability
2. Look at how the information is used and who it is shared with
3. Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
4. Consider what information is appropriate to share
5. Enable delegates to write their ‘openness statement’
“I learnt a lot, and I’m more confident about disclosing my invisible disability to future employers.” Dhruvit, Cardiff University
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