Supporting Disabled People in the Workplace

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Susan Belgrave, Employment Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Chambers
  • Diane Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer, Business Disability Forum
  • Philip Connolly, Policy & Development Manager, Disability Rights UK
  • Geraldine Scott-Smith, Head of Communications & Public Affairs, Pluss
  • Deborah Lane, Head of Business Development, Remploy
  • Natasha Broomfield-Reid, Head of Development, Equal Approach
  • Rosie Clarke, Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Professor Kim Hoque, Industrial Relations Research Unit, Organisation & HRM, Warwick Business School (Event Chair)


The Government published its Work, Health & Disability Green Paper in October. It acknowledges the key role employers will play if the ’Disability Employment Gap’ is to be closed. Good employers proactively try to avoid discriminating against disabled people, recognise the organisational benefits of a diverse workforce and attempt to reflect the communities in which they operate.

Join Westminster Briefing on 27 June for an up to date brief on the latest developments in supporting disabled people in the workplace.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • The Work, Health & Disability Green Paper & Government actions to help employers
  • Reasonable adjustments and when should they should be applied
  • Legal requirements during recruitment, performance management & sickness absence
  • Engaging people when advertising opportunities
  • Understanding unconscious bias & avoiding panels recruiting in their own image
  • Making sure roles are appropriate & contain the right level of support
  • The role of networks and champions
  • Supporting people to reach their full potential
  • Understanding Dyslexia & how to respond

The issues will be divided in sessions entitled:

  • Policy & Legal Context: Government Actions, Reasonable Adjustments & Employment Law
  • Recruiting People with a Disability or Health Condition
  • Retaining People with a Disability or Health Condition
  • Responding to Dyslexia in the Workplace

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in improving support for disabled people and people with health conditions, including: employers; HR officers; equality officers; trade union and representative groups

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

Tuesday 27th June 2017

11.00am - 4.00pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Charities | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“Employers have so much potential power to bring about change, not just in their recruitment strategies, but in how they support their employees... Now is the moment for every business to take a proper look at the relationship between work and health, and what that means for their business and productivity.”

- Damian Green, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Oct 2016

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