Chapter 8: People with Special Needs and Disabilities. In Aquino & Robertson (Eds.), Diversity and Inclusion in the Global Workplace: Aligning Initiatives with Strategic Business Goals

Author name: 
Bethany Mickahail (Editors: Carlos Tasso Eira de Aquino and Robert W. Robertson)
School of International and Public Affairs
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Research & Studies

Managers, leaders, and change agents in the workplace must be knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues and challenges faced by persons with disabilities. Specific laws govern how employers ensure equality in the workforce for persons with disabilities. This chapter will outline the scope of the nation’s disability protection laws while also highlighting the issues and challenges facing workers with disabilities. Notable corporate, educational, and governmental policy efforts to recruit, mentor, and maintain workers with disabilities will be discussed along with the value and benefits of inclusion in the workforce. The focus on progressive corporate, educational, and governmental policy efforts and strategies will reinforce existing workable solutions for consistent employment opportunities for workers with disabilities