All over the world, people with disabilities are seeking out workplaces that are inclusive of their experiences and needs. Add remote work to the mix and you have individuals located in one country (say Ireland) working for a company headquartered in another (say the United States). This setup, which is a lot more common today than ever before, calls for organizations to be aware of the local rights and accessibility needs of all employees—even when relocating a new team member to HQ. Similarly, individuals with a disability who are looking to move to another country for work (say from the US to Ireland) should know their rights before they go.
That’s why we’re super excited to have partnered with Boundless. Together we’re providing an in-depth look into the legalities and life experiences that come with living and working with disabilities in various countries—starting with Ireland!
In the first country guide, which you can view and bookmark here, you can learn about Ireland’s laws around disability in the workplace, employment requirements, benefits, allowances (for individuals and companies), and inclusive remote work environments for people with disabilities.
Unique to this guide is the lived experience stories detailed under each section. These real-life experiences are meant to give you a glimpse into the realities and challenges that individuals with disabilities experience, in the hopes that it will shine a bright light on areas of success and improvement from the employer's side. In addition to the in-depth information provided within the guide around accessibility, you can learn so much more about what it’s generally like to work in Ireland—from employment conditions, pay, hours of work, and so on.
We’ve started with Ireland, but plan to cover so much more ground! We believe that information around employment inclusion should be accessible to all and will continue to bring this information to the forefront with the amazing team at Boundless. Make sure to check out the Ireland guide and stay tuned for future guides featuring Canada and Portugal respectively.
Read the guide to learn more about what it’s like living and working in Ireland with disabilities.
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