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Workplace Modification

  • Workplace modification may be required to allow an employee with disability the best possible opportunity to be successful in a position
  • Any work place modification required as part of a good job match, and should be illustrated in the proposal to the employer
  • Modifying the working environment or making changes to the way a job can be performed is called making 'reasonable adjustments'
  • If there is a cost involved, the Disability Employment Service can utilise the Employment Assistance Fund on behalf of the employer. Reimbursement is available for approved reasonable adjustments, which include Auslan interpreters, captioning, software, hardware and some building modifications
  • The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for any employee with a disclosed disability, unless that adjustment would cause ‘unjustifiable hardship’ to the employer
  • This information should be included in the generic one page support flyer that is provided to all employers
  • The majority of candidates with disability will not require any adjustments
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