Diversity and employment
The following sections contain useful links supporting, advising and informing within the context of diversity and career development:
- Sexual Orientation
Please use the menu on the left hand side to access this information.
The decision to disclose a disability to an employer may be a source of anxiety and one that you may feel will have an adverse affect. This should not be the case and it is important to remember that many employers have a very positive attitude in respect of disability, particularly those involved in graduate recruitment and those who use the 2-tick disability symbol. All employers must act in accordance with the Equality Act. There are also important reasons for disclosure in relation to health and safety; omitting or falsifying information on a medical questionnaire could result in dismissal. By taking the decision to disclose a disability you can control how to explain your situation and be in a position to emphasise the positive aspects as well as address any misconceived perceptions. When to disclose a disability is your decision, as long as you do not give false information on any application or medical form.
There is some useful introductory information on this website and if you would like to explore the issue of disclosure further please arrange to see a Careers Adviser.
- agcas diversity weblinks Oct 2012 (last modified: 19 October 2012)
The Prospects website contains an excellent section exploring some of the potential issues of discrimination facing jobseekers from different groups of society.