Building Trust & Openness: The Human Side of Disability in the Workplace
There are several important laws prohibiting disability discrimination at work. Yet, a key issue for people with disabilities and employers is trust and openess about disability in the workplace. How can employers build a climate of trust in their organizations so that people with disabilities are willing to come forward? How can applicants and employees with disabilities make decisions about when to trust an employer to disclose a disability? Trust is difficult to define, hard to build and easy to destroy. During this webinar, we will discuss some basic concepts around trust-building and why it is important. We also will review research on disability, trust and disclosure. Finally, we will provide practical tips on trust and the disability disclosure decision for both employers and people with disabilities.