EmployAbility

Inclusion is an imperative not a choice

Welcoming diversity is about thinking and acting inclusively: best practice beyond compliance

Right Arrows Next Generation Inclusive Thinking

Solutions for a genuinely disability-inclusive workplace

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EmployAbility is the leading force for a truly disability-inclusive workplace. We empower companies to put inclusion and belonging at the heart of their culture. Unapologetic in the drive for a level playing field, we empower talented neurodiverse and disabled graduates to build the careers they deserve, and ensure experienced employees can flourish and progress.

We are award winning
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"EmployAbility’s Disability Empowerment Training session was very engaging and insightful for all the recruiters involved."

– Amazon
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"EmployAbility are great partners. They have enabled us to get in front of many students, who may have perceived our industry as being out of reach for students with disabilities."

– Executive Director – Campus Recruiting, J.P. Morgan

Our services

Next Generation Inclusive Employers
  • Inclusion consultancy
  • Disability Empowerment Training
  • Best practice beyond compliance
  • Recruitment process audits
  • Adjustments@Work
  • Attracting and on-boarding talent
  • Internship and graduate programmes
  • Recruitment and workplace adjustments advice
Students, Universities and Schools
  • Internships and graduate programmes
  • Employer Insight Days and networking
  • Personalised adjustments advice
  • Advocating on your behalf to employers
  • EmployAbility Skills Workshops
  • Application, CV and interview support
  • Disability Empowerment Training for universities
  • Inclusive University Partnership Programme
  • Inclusive School Partnership Programme
Experienced Professionals

If you are an experienced professional, take a look at opportunities on offer with our Next Generation Inclusive Employer partners.

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Access a level playing field, know your rights, get the adjustments you need. Register for free support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the definition of disability?

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. A person who falls within this definition is afforded special protection in law. Disability includes physical impairments, sensory impairments, neurodiversity (for example autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADHD), mental health and long-term health conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, cancer and HIV).

Please call us for a chat if you're unsure.

What is a "reasonable" adjustment?

It is best practice to assume that a request for an adjustment is reasonable, wherever possible. Whether or not an adjustment is reasonable is an objective test, and can only be decided by an employment tribunal, based on the particulars of the case. This can depend on the size of the organisation and its resources, the impact of a person’s disability and how effective the adjustment would be, and any adjustments already provided.

What are examples of adjustments?

Adjustments come in many forms, and those for the recruitment process may be different from workplace adjustments. Some examples include extra time, information in a different format, adjustments to premises or workstations, flexible hours or place of work, rest breaks, specialist software. However, adjustments must always be based upon the particular needs of the individual and not upon any prescriptive list.

Who bears the cost of adjustments?

Employers must pay for any adjustments. However, there may be financial support available via Access to Work. Most adjustments are relatively inexpensive.

What duties does my organisation have?

Section 20 of the Equality Act 2010 imposes a duty upon an employer to make reasonable adjustments, if the physical features of the work premises or the working arrangements, are the prohibiting factor to a disabled person gaining or staying in employment.

Do I have to tell a prospective employer about my disability?

No. Under section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 an employer cannot ask you whether you have a disability, or any details about it. However, exceptions are where an employer is running a positive action programme, or disability is a qualification for the job, in which case they may ask you. Employers can and should ask what adjustments you need for each stage of the recruitment process. If you want to tell them about your disability, that is your choice. To find out more, watch our webinar Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments.

Tab Ahmad

Tab Ahmad

Founder & CEO

Sarah Denness

Sarah Denness

Director of Disability Programmes & Adjustments

Cindy McAlister

Cindy McAlister

Director of Compliance & Communications

Emma Curtis

Emma Curtis

Senior Consultant

Accessibility