Staff Disability Census

Please complete your staff disability census below

This Census of all employees is to enable this organisation as a public service employer to meet its legal obligation under the Disability Act 2005 to report each year on the number and percentage of employees with disabilities. 

‌To do so, we must build an accurate record of the number of staff with disabilities, according to the legal definition given below. 

‌To ensure the returns are accurate and complete, every employee, whether or not you have any impairment or disability, is asked to complete this form and return it, in confidence, to the HR Team.

The Disability Act 2005 defines disability as follows:

“Disability, in relation to a person, means a substantial restriction in the capacity of the person to carry on a profession, business or occupation in the State or to participate in social or cultural life in the State by reason of an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment.”

• An episodic condition is a permanent condition which may flare up from time to time

• Social life, leisure or cultural activities would include watching TV, reading, listening to music, using a car or public transport, going to the cinema, to a match or other types of socialising. 

The information you provide will be kept confidential and stored securely. Only nominated staff, authorised for this purpose, will be allowed to access this information. It will only be used for statistical purposes, without names, to report on how many people with disabilities are employed here. It will not be part of your main personnel file. This information will be kept until you leave this employment, or you let your employer know there is a change in your disability status. You can ask to change the information on this form at any time if you believe it is no longer accurate.

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