Frequently Asked Questions – Employers

Insurance costs?
There is little difficulty in obtaining insurance at normal rates once a safe working environment is provided.

What happens if it’s not working out?
What happens when any recruitment is not working out? EmployAbility Midlands will support you in exploring and implementing suitable solutions up to and including termination of contract.

Won’t there be extra costs?
Often not. Not all people with disabilities need adaptations or specialised equipment. Grants are available and we can advise on this if required.

How will my existing staff react?
People with disabilities want to be treated the same as other employees. There is funding available through the Department of Social Protection regarding disability awareness training in the workplace.
An Employment Officer on site can also help to overcome misconceptions about working beside people with disabilities. Based on EmployAbility Midlands employer feedback, having a person with a disability in the workforce can often have positive affect on staff morale.

What about customer perception of my business?
Customers often appreciate that a business is making an effort to employ people with disabilities.
Employing people with a disability can attract and maintain a wider customer base. Promoting inclusion and addressing the large scale unemployment experienced by people with disabilities is an important expression of responsibility (both corporate and community).