This is a template Disability Policy for use within businesses in England and Wales.
Businesses have a duty to eliminate any discrimination, harassment or victimisation and ensure that there is equal opportunity for everyone. Business also have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to business practices and premises to accommodate disabled people in circumstances when any current practice or the physical layout of the premises causes a substantial disadvantage to someone who is disabled.
The Equality Act 2010 provides that ‘A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
As a business, you will have such a Policy to demonstrate committed with regards to implementing, developing and maintaining a strong culture of support with equality and diversity for all members of staff regardless as to any disability they may have.
This Policy includes:
• The Equality Act 2010 definitions
• Things you may do when reasonably practical to do so
• Existing Staff
• How to raise concerns
This document is 2 pages in length.