Dyslexia advice for employeesListen

The Employment Equality Act of 2010 contains guidelines for employers on avoiding discrimination both in the workplace and during the recruitment process. Discrimination in the workplace comes in many forms, the most common being the following characteristics:Listen

  • AgeListen
  • GenderListen
  • RaceListen
  • SexualityListen
  • DisabilityListen
  • NationalityListen

Your employer is duty bound, under the Equality Act to make adjustments to a workplace, if you declare that you have a learning difficulty. If you do disclose your Dyslexia, an employer must accommodate your needs.Listen
Employers must ensure that disabled applicants or members of staff are not treated differently, employers must also make sure that they do not discriminate on any other grounds.ListenThis includes ensuring that any redundancy selections are fair and not determined by any factors such as age and personal relationship.Listen

If you do feel discriminated against in the workplace, you can start an employment tribunal. We recommend you contact the citizen advice bureau for help in lodging a complaint.Listen

Know your strengthsListen

Many dyslexic people have above average talents in important areas. Understanding what you are good at allows you to present your best assets in the workplace. Dyslexia focused strengths are often visual and an intuitive understanding of how things work.Listen

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