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Encouraging employees to disclose disability

A panel at the Business Disability Forum conference debated how to start meaningful conversations on disability.

Workplaces must promote role models with disabilities to encourage others to discuss their disabilities, according to global head of inclusion and diversity at GlaxoSmithKline Liz Burton.

Speaking on the ‘Workplace Today’ panel at the Business Disability Forum Conference 2018, Burton said: “We want people to disclose their disability, but for it to work we need more role models. We need brave people who are willing to come forward and tell their stories; even if that’s just through explaining their experiences of opening up about their disability to their employer and how it helped.

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April 25, 2018

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