If you are a manager of a staff member with a disability speak to your staff about their needs and what they may require to perform their role. Having the mindset of ‘How can we make this work for you and the organisation?’ is a positive way of looking for simple or creative ways to meet both individual and organisational needs.
Simply ask the person ‘What do you need?’ or ‘What will work for you?’
As a manager you must respect an individual’s right and choice – there is no legal obligation for the person to share information about their disability, unless it is likely to impact their performance, ability to do the job’s essential requirements or to work safely.
If a person shares their disability information with you, you cannot share this information with others unless the person gives their permission. A person’s disability and health information must be kept secure and confidential in line with Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW).