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Legislative Framework. Rights and Responsibilities Fairness and Resolution Branch. Overview. Definition of disability Responsibilities Inherent requirements of the job Reasonable adjustment - what is ‘reasonable’? Developing reasonable adjustments Resources. Definition of disability.

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legislative framework

Legislative Framework

Rights and Responsibilities

Fairness and Resolution Branch

  • Definition of disability
  • Responsibilities
  • Inherent requirements of the job
  • Reasonable adjustment - what is ‘reasonable’?
  • Developing reasonable adjustments
  • Resources
definition of disability
Definition of disability
  • Definition is as per the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
  • Definition in DDA is very broad
  • Condition that has lasted or is likely to last more that six months
  • Includes: illness, physical, mental, intellectual, and learning conditions
responsibilities supervisor
Responsibilities - Supervisor
  • Consider principles and values when I make decisions.
  • Promptly and constructively manage underperformance.
  • Actively and constructively manage conflict as soon as it arises.
  • Communicate and consult with my employees openly and honestly.
  • Support my employees in achieving life balance.
  • Embrace flexible work practices, such as part-time and home based work to maximise workforce participation.
responsibilities employee
Responsibilities - Employee
  • Understand and exhibit the required behaviours.
  • Establish and maintain productive workplace relationships and manage issues, problems and conflict.
  • Undertake rehabilitation when needed for returning to work after illness or injury.
  • Apply safety issues as a key consideration in my daily duties.
  • Treat people fairly and with respect.
inherent requirements
Inherent requirements
  • Inherent requirement refers to the core aspects of a role
  • Inherent requirements includes outcomes, behavioural and safety aspects of role
  • Inherent requirements is outcomes not how the role is performed
reasonable adjustment
Reasonable Adjustment
  • Reasonable adjustment refers to changes to the work or workplace to assist a person to meet the inherent requirements
what is reasonable
What is reasonable?

‘Reasonableness’ considers the impact on:

  • delivery of outcomes;
  • the workload of other Defence personnel including work colleagues and clients; and
  • cost.
developing reasonable adjustment
Developing reasonable adjustment
  • What are the inherent requirements of the job?
  • What parts of the work or workplace are posing difficulties?
  • What adjustment could be made to address these difficulties?
  • Are these adjustments likely to address the difficulties?
  • Are the proposed adjustments reasonable?

Defence disAbility site:

  • http://intranet.defence.gov.au/fr/disability/disabilityhome.htm
  • DPI 2/2002 – Department of Defence Access and Disability Policy
  • DPI 6/2004 – Procedures for the provision of Assistive Technical Office Equipment for the Department of Defence employees with disabilities