(Workforce Profile 2017)
The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.
The Equality Act also provides rights for people not to be directly discriminated against or harassed because they have an association with a disabled person. This can apply to a carer or parent of a disabled person. In addition, people must not be directly discriminated against or harassed because they are wrongly perceived to be disabled.
More information about the Equality Act can be found on the Government Equalities website.
Training and Video Resources:
- Disability Etiquette - This training video highlights what actions are appropriate and inappropriate when interacting with people with disabilities
- Life in the office: The Breakdown, The Interview, The Return - Short videos highlighting mental ill health in the workplace. Stigma and discrimination remain a real problem for people with poor mental health.
- Disability Services - Mental Health Resources
- Disability Service - Disability Types
If you would like to join the Disability Staff Network group , please contact Claire Algar on Ext 22356 C dot Algar at warwick dot ac dot uk
Definition of 'disability' under the Equality Act 2010
In the Act, a person has a disability if:
- they have a physical or mental impairment
- the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities
For the purposes of the Act, these words have the following meanings:
- 'substantial' means more than minor or trivial
- 'long-term' means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least twelve months
- 'normal day-to-day activities' include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping
DIG - Disability Interest Working Group
The University’s Disability Interest Group meets on a termly basis to discuss disability related matters. The group welcomes new members with an interest in disability.
Meetings are chaired by the Heads of Disability Services and the group reports to the Equality and Diversity Committee and the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Network. If you are interested in joining the group please contact disability at warwick dot ac dot uk
- Business Disability Forum member resources - the toolkits, factsheets, case studies, videos and webinars on this website will help you to understand more about how to deliver disability-smart business.
- The National Autistic Society
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Dementia in the Workplace
- Training and Information on Disabilities
- ACAS Disability Guidance
- Diability Discrimination - Key points for the Workplace
- Obligations for employers
- Top 10 myths about disability in the workplace
- Arty-Folks - Art as Therapy to help people who feel at a low point in life and who are struggling with mental ill health to on their recovery journey to achieve mental well-being