Empowering Employees with Non-Apparent Disabilities to Request Accommodations

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Empowering Employees with Non-Apparent Disabilities to Request Accommodations

By John Will

Published February 25, 2021

Creating accommodations for employees might seem more challenging than creating those for customers since a business is designed for customer comfort and employee efficiency. While it is always paramount that customers’ needs are met, in many cases, employees are forced to work in whatever conditions are required to best suit the needs of the business. And while it is true that some accommodations created for customers can be useful for employees (such as wheelchair ramps or accessible bathrooms), employees likely need different things to carry out their essential job functions. And while inclusion and accessibility are ongoing processes, the more willing employees are to request appropriate accommodations in a timely fashion, the more easily those accommodations can be met. But how can a business encourage its employees to do this, particularly employees with non-apparent disabilities? Here are four actions to consider.

Create a culture of acceptance

The first step in getting employees to willingly request accommodations is to [...]

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