First, we want to start expressing our enthusiasm for this great holiday. Every person has the right to work in a safe and respectful workplace. In 1945 congress passed this initiative to create awareness about the daily challenges that people with disabilities face. This commemoration was made to educate the general public on how employers can be more inclusive in their hiring practices.
Every organization, company, and person is encouraged to participate in spreading the word, especially at their workplaces. The contribution of employees with disabilities is as significant as the work of any other employee. Sadly, according to the latest report of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities were less likely to be employed than those withithout disabilities. This is a big issue for people who have some physical limitations.
Some actions that companies can take to recognize their employees during this month are:
#1 Review your company’s culture and policies: Double-check how your company includes employees with disabilities. If necessary, search for expert opinions on how to improve your inclusion of those with disabilities.
#2 Talk about their contribution: Create moments to hold discussions about the tremendous impact of their work and listen to them.
#3 Try to create new vacancies that give opportunities to people with disabilities.
Do you have a disability? are you suffering from discrimination because of your disabilities? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to review your case and guide you through the process to get the compensation you deserve. Remember, we all deserve to work in a safe workplace.