Human resources

Disability and Reasonable Adjustments – Staff

Sharing of staff disability information (disclosure)

There are many reasons why a person may or may not choose to share information about their disability. Legally, a person with disability is not obligated to share information about their disability unless:

  • an adjustment is required to complete the main tasks of their job
  • there is a risk to workplace safety.

Some staff or prospective staff may be fearful or hesitant about sharing information about their disability. They should be reassured that any such information is requested and used only in order to enable the school and department to ensure they can implement reasonable adjustments and provide a safe workplace in accordance with their obligations as an employer.

Collection, use and disclosure of information about a staff member or prospective staff member’s personal and health information must be in accordance with the department’s privacy policy and the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) or the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic).

For further information, please refer to the Privacy policyExternal Link .

Includes information on the collection, use and disclosure of disability information about a staff member

Reviewed 10 January 2024

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