DCA made a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
DCA’s research shows that Australian workers with disability consistently report lower levels of inclusion and higher levels of exclusion than their colleagues without disability.
Based on our research, our submission recommends:
- To effectively prevent, or respond to, discrimination, violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability in the workplace, Australian workplaces should make D&I a priority within their organisation, and develop the inclusion capabilities of leaders and employees at all levels.
- Organisations that wish to attract, recruit and retain employees with disability should invest in developing leaders capabilities in psychological safety to create an inclusive workplace climate where people with disability can feel safe sharing their disability with the organisation (should they wish to do so).
- More must be done to build inclusive workplaces across Australia to improve employment outcomes for people with disability.