Australian workers “uncomfortable” disclosing disabilities to employers
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

Employers in Australia are not doing enough to employ disabled people, even though diversity and inclusion should be a key focus area for many businesses, labour experts have told a public hearing into the barriers faced by workers with disabilities.

A Royal Commission set up to consider systemic barriers to disabled people also heard that fear of discrimination from both candidates and employers was preventing a true picture of the number of disabled workers within the labour market.