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Disability and employment: an employer's guide

A good practice guide to the employment of disabled persons, entitled 'Employment and disability: A good practice guide for employers in Jersey', has been developed by the Jersey Employment Trust (JET) in partnership with the States of Jersey.

'Able to Work'

The guide was borne out of the JET ‘Able to Work’ conference that took place in November 2011, where employers, agencies and people with a disability or long-term health condition came together, and through a series of workshops provided suggestions, ideas and case studies of good practice in Jersey.

A reference document for employers

In the UK there are more than 6.7 million people with disabilities of working age; representing 18% of the population. Applying these figures to Jersey, based on the 2011 census, it is estimated that there are more than 11,500 people with a disability or long-term health condition of working age. The guide can be used as a reference document for employers who wish to maximise the potential of people with a disability who are, in essence, an untapped workforce and have a huge range of potential. It is also intended to be a practical and informative document for employers so that they meet the future requirements of the anti-discrimination laws in Jersey before they come into force.

Sections covered

The guide will answer the frequent questions that employers have when employing people with a disability and also with retaining current employees who may have a disability or long term health condition. Sections included in the guide are:

  • recruitment and selection 
  • induction and initial training
  • policies and practices
  • disability etiquette
  • contact details for advice and support

The guide has been endorsed by Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service, Jersey Community Relations Trust, and the States of Jersey.

Download Employment and disability: A good practice guide for employers in Jersey (size 1.62mb)

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