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Disability Charter signed by States of Guernsey

States of Guernsey sign Disability Charter Credit: States of Guernsey

The island's largest employer has signed a Charter to show its commitment to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Guernsey Employment Trust have developed the Employers' Disability Charter, which will offer objectives that employers can work towards.

The Charter contains nine commitments which aim to improve or enhance employment opportunities.

These include:

  • Encouraging applications from people with disabilities
  • Having staff act as ambassadors to other employers
  • Encouraging disability awareness training in the workplace
  • Encouraging 'reasonable adjustments' in the recruitment process and workplace

Chief Executive Paul Whitfield said he was delighted to sign the Charter on behalf of the States.

At its core the Charter is about making relatively small changes to improve workplace practices. Signing up is not about the immediate fulfillment of the commitments but signalling your intention as an employer to taking a proactive approach.

I would encourage as many employers as possible to join those already making that commitment.

– Paul Whitfield, Chief Executive of States of Guernsey