Disclosing Disability on a Resume
In the modern workforce, there are anti-discrimination laws and codes to support jobseekers during recruitment processes to ensure their applications are assessed fairly on the grounds of professional capability. These policies are in place to ensure equal opportunity to any person seeking work.
Even so, according to the 2018 Australian Bureau of Statistics census data, only 53.4 per cent of people living with a disability were employed in the labour force compared with 84.1 per cent of people without a disability. Furthermore, 45.2 per cent of people with disability as part of this census data reported experiences of discrimination or unfair treatment in relation to their disability.
Statistics like these can make people with disabilities rightly concerned about how they may or may not disclose details of their disability during the recruitment process.
In light of this, do you need to disclose that you have a disability on your resume?