How To Support Employees With Invisible Disabilities
22nd Jun 2022
What is an invisible disability?
In the UK alone, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have a disability, with 80% of those people having an invisible disability. With over 4.4 million disabled people in the workforce, it's highly likely that you work with or employ someone who lives with a hidden disability.
Invisible disabilities (also known as hidden or non-visible disabilities) are defined as physical, mental or neurological conditions that we can't easily notice from the outside. Some examples of invisible disabilities include learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia, depression and autism spectrum disorder, as well as chronic pain and fatigue.With a significant number of employees living with a disability, it is absolutely crucial to understand how disabilities, specifically invisible disabilities, show up in the workplace.