Supporting Staff with a Disability
‘In Northern Ireland 1 in 5 people have a disability’ Source: Disability Action
The University values and promotes equality and diversity and works to ensure that it treats all individuals fairly and with dignity and respect. The University seeks to provide equality to all and ensures that both employees and applicants with a disability enjoy equality of opportunity.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), as amended in Northern Ireland prevents discrimination on the grounds of disability. The University has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to seek to overcome any arrangements or physical features that make it difficult to:
- Access employment
- Prevent an applicant with a disability from taking up employment
- Affect an employee’s ability to stay in employment.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments applies to both recruitment and during all stages of employment, and as such covers both employees and job applicants.