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Disability, Employment, Discrimination

Disability, Employment, Discrimination

Nic Steenhout

April 07, 2013
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  1. Disability, Employment,
    Discrimination
    Equity and Diversity in the
    Workplace
    7 April 2013

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  2. Types of Disability
    Visual Impairments (Blind & Low Vision)
    Hearing Impairments (Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
    Physical Impairments (Paralysis, Arthritis, etc)
    Cognitive Impairments (Dyslexia, ADHD)
    Neurological Impairments (Epilepsy)
    Mental Illnesses (Depression, Bipolar, etc)

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  3. Definition of Disability
    A condition that limits one or more activities
    of daily living such as walking, hearing,
    seeing, eating, etc
    Also – having a history of such, or being
    perceived as having such

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  4. Reasonable Accommodations
    Allows an individual with a disability to
    conduct the primary function of a job
    despite the disability
    Deviation in policy or practice
    Building modification
    Assistive technology
    70% of accommodation cost nothing

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  5. Discrimination in Employment
    Refused a job interview because of their disability
    Refused a job because of their disability
    Refused a job promotion because of their disability
    Given less responsibility than co-workers
    Denied workplace accommodation
    Paid less than other workers in similar jobs with similar
    skills
    Denied other work-related benefits
    Poor choice of language

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  6. Language
    Language has power – No PC for PC’s
    sake
    People first
    Chill take a pill
    Must be off her meds
    Wheelchair bound
    Deaf & Dumb

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  7. Inclusive Practices
    Ensure all activities are inclusive
    After work drinks held at non-accessible
    venue
    Team building exercises
    Team meeting – raise hand to grab
    attention

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