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How inclusive is your workplace? While there are laws in place to help protect people with disabilities from discrimination and exclusion in the workplace, the reality is that exclusion happens every day in the United States and worldwide. Companies need to be aware that not only is discrimination a legal violation, it shortchanges opportunities to stay competitive and innovative. 56 million people (19% of the population) in the United States have a disability, and ignoring those voices can result in missed business opportunities and goodwill from potential customers. People are living longer these days (and working longer), so disability inclusion will continue to be an issue that needs constant reevaluation and effort. So how can you advocate for disability inclusion in your workplace?
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Discrimination still happens in the workplace. People with disabilities have struggled with obtaining full equality, and fair treatment. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was passed not only just to provide equal access, but also to “level the playing field” for people with disabilities – and this includes the workplace.
Tagged with: diversity workplace
Workplace Diversity, at heart, means that all of the types of persons living in the community are represented in the workplace. One of the reasons that people think that diversity is a good idea is that whenever there are issues or problems to work on, it helps to have a wide range of perspectives on the problem so that a wider range of possible solutions can be envisioned. When you look at the issue this way, you can see how much diversity increases productivity!