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Are there any companies that hire people with disabilities?

Are there any companies that hire people with disabilities?

Despite articles on the advantages that people with disabilities can offer employers, too many companies hold themselves back when it comes to hiring people with disabilities.

How to tell a company you have a disability?

For example, “If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us by emailing [email protected]” or “If you need reasonable accommodations to search job postings or to apply for a position, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]” A quick online search can also be illuminating.

Can a company treat someone with a disability less favorably?

Remember that under the ADA, employers cannot treat someone with a disability or a history of a disability less favorably than other employees without disabilities. Even someone who is not disabled cannot be treated less favorably because of their relationship with someone who is disabled.

What do companies gain by including persons with disabilities?

What companies gain by including persons with disabilities, World Economic Forum – Research shows that more inclusive companies are twice as likely to have higher total shareholder returns than their peers, on average.

Why are companies not taking advantage of disability?

In large part, companies haven’t leveraged the talents of persons with disabilities for three reasons: • A lack of understanding of the scope of the talent available; • A lack of understanding of the potential benefits; and • Misconceptions about the cost versus the ROI of disability inclusion.

Can a employer not consider a disability when making a job decision?

In fact, your employer may not consider your disability in making any job decisions, including assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, or other terms and conditions of employment. The ADA also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

For example, “If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us by emailing [email protected]” or “If you need reasonable accommodations to search job postings or to apply for a position, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]” A quick online search can also be illuminating.

Can a company offer a short term disability plan?

Your employer might offer you a short-term disability plan as a benefit. However, the vast majority of the time, companies aren’t required to. In fact, there are only five states (California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island) where it’s mandated that employers offer a short-term disability plan to their employees.