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Breaking the disability taboo: Encouraging openness from the off


Tuesday 17th July; 9.30am – 12.00pm


Hosted by Slaughter & May; Central London

With over three quarters of disabled students preferring not to share information about their disability with an employer, encouraging individuals to be open remains one of the key challenges for employers. Not only do employers have a legal duty to make adjustments, you also wish to recruit and retain the very best talent and the only way you can do this is to ensure you provide the support and adjustments required to enable individuals to demonstrate their potential. In addition, monitoring diversity enables you to determine how inclusive you are and to address any areas of concern.

Applicants, on the other hand, are only concerned about being able to demonstrate their potential.  However, their greater concern over sharing such sensitive information is preventing them from requesting the support they require and, in some cases, from applying altogether. Not only are they missing out being able to enjoy the career they aspire to, employers are missing out on talent.

During this workshop delegates will build their understanding about why individuals are so reluctant too be open with employers and gain practical insights into ways to encourage openness. There will also be the opportunity to hear from those who have a disability about their concerns and how employers can best address these.


  • The benefits of creating a culture of openness
    • To the employer and the employee
  • Understanding the concerns of individuals
    • Hearing from students / graduates
  • How to encourage openness
    • In the workplace
    • During the recruitment process

MyPlus Recruiters’ Club Platinum and Gold members are entitled to 2 complimentary places at Workshops. Additional complimentary places may be available depending on room capacity.

MyPlus Recruiters’ Club Silver members are entitled to 2 complimentary places at Workshops. Additional places may be purchased by Silver members at a reduced price of £175 +VAT

Non-members may purchase places at a price of £350 + VAT.
Contact to purchase places.