Dyslexia advice for employees
The Employment Equality Act of 2010 contains guidelines for employers on avoiding discrimination both in the workplace and during the recruitment process. Discrimination in the workplace comes in many forms, the most common being the following characteristics:
Your employer is duty bound, under the Equality Act to make adjustments to a workplace, if you declare that you have a learning difficulty. If you do disclose your Dyslexia, an employer must accommodate your needs. Employers must ensure that disabled applicants or members of staff are not treated differently, employers must also make sure that they do not discriminate on any other grounds. This includes ensuring that any redundancy selections are fair and not determined by any factors such as age and personal relationship.
If you do feel discriminated against in the workplace, you can start an employment tribunal. We recommend you contact the citizen advice bureau for help in lodging a complaint.
Know your strengths
Many dyslexic people have above average talents in a number of important areas. Understanding what you are good at allows you to present your best assets in the workplace. Dyslexia focused strengths are often visual and an intuitive understanding of how things work.