Support for Staff with a Disability

The University will ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to support disabled staff and appreciates that staff with disabilities may require, at particular times, time off specifically for treatment, assessment or rehabilitation related to their disability.

NEW Disability Leave

Effective from 1 January 2015

Disability Leave is a form of reasonable adjustment to enable disabled staff, who are present within the workplace, to be absent from work in certain circumstances: for example to undergo treatment, assessment or rehabilitation as part of managing their disability and maintaining their fitness/health and wellbeing at work.

Further information can be found on the links below:

Additional Support

These pages provide additional information about how the University supports Disability Leave, Disability-Related Sickness and details on other sources of support including the Disabled Staff Network.

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Equality & Diversity

Information and guidance relating to the University's commitment to creating an inclusive University community which encourages everyone to flourish and reach their potential within a positive and supportive culture.

Disclosing a Disability

Details on the ways staff may choose to disclose a disability to the University, the reasons why it is useful to disclose a disibility and information on Access to Work.

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There is a wealth of information, guidance and support available from Human Resources relating to all aspects of employment and supporting policies and procedures. An index of information can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/index

Alternatively, if you are unable to find the information you require, please contact your HR Team Contact