Support Neurodiversity at Work to Protect Organisations from Lawsuits and Large Fines
Employers cannot afford to ignore neurodiversity at work. Doing so risks court action if a neurodiverse employee feels they are being discriminated against.
As stated in the Equality Act, reasonable adjustments must be made by an employer when a policy, practice or criteria puts a neurodiverse person at a substantial disadvantage compared to someone who is not neurodiverse.
Employers must put in place measures to avoid discrimination and harassment in the workplace, else face paying compensation costs. The bands used to calculate injury to feelings range from £1,100 for less serious cases, to an upper band of £33,700 to £56,200 for the most serious cases. Exceptional cases are capable of exceeding £56,200 in compensation costs.
Offering a range of software, hardware, and training to support and aid users with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Asperger’s, and ADHD. Keytools Assistive Technology Solutions provide a powerful boost to Neurodiverse workers, helping to enhance their communication, focus, organisation, or time management.
Investing in the right tools for staff not only helps Organisations avoid lawsuits, fines, damage to employee-employer relationships and harm to an employer’s reputation, but also facilitates benefits from increased productivity, morale, and employee retention.
Not sure how you can provide the best support for a Neurodiverse workforce? Contact your Hypertec Account Manager today.