Finding a job when you have a disability

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

Finding a job can be extremely hard work and can be even harder if you have a disability. If you have a disability then you may be entitled to help from the government and may not need to work but for some people, their disability does not entitle them to not work or it may do, but they still chose to work.

The job centre should be able to help you find jobs that are suitable to your needs. Although employers are not allowed to discriminate against someone because they have a disability, if they simply cannot do the job or it would be unsafe for them to do so, then the employer can refuse to offer them the position. If you are disabled then you will probably have already had an assessment carried out but the ESA. This will tell you whether you need to work and if you do what stipulations you can make when applying for jobs. For example, some people may be able to work but not in a job that involves standing up for more than 30 minutes at a time. If you are struggling then speak to a careers office or employment office who should be able to point you in the right direction and may be able to give you advice on CV writing an interview techniques.


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