Don’t Be Blind To Invisible Illnesses – 5 Ways To Support Employees Suffering In Silence

Invisible Illness

 

 

By Dr Ellie Cannon in fenews.co.uk.

 

According to Government statistics, there is an estimated 3.8 million people with a disability in employment.

As this figure is pretty high, it’s likely that many business owners employ someone who has a disability, without even realising as 96% of illnesses are invisible. 

In an ideal world, employees should be able to discuss any medical problem with their employer even if they are not immediately apparent.

But, in reality, invisible illnesses are often not disclosed due to embarrassment, a lack of awareness or understanding, and a stigma surrounding certain conditions.

Sadly, this means that employees aren’t able to get the right help and employers aren’t as well placed as they should be to provide proper support.

 

 

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