There are many myths about hiring people with disabilities. The Government of Canada released this great Myth Buster report comparing myths with FACTS. You can check it out here:

Here are some examples of what you’ll find:

Myth: Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.

FACT: Studies by firms like DuPont show that employees with disabilities are not absent any more than employees without disabilities. In fact, these studies show that on average, individuals with disabilities have better attendance rates than their non-disabled counterparts.

Myth: Someone will always have to help them.

FACT: This is not the case with proper training. In most cases, individuals with disabilities have adjusted to their disability and it doesn’t affect their ability to work unaided.

Myth: It’s almost impossible to interview individuals with disabilities because it’s so easy to break human rights laws.

FACT: Interviewing is easy. The key is to focus on the abilities rather than disabilities. Ask the same job-related questions you’d ask other applicants. And once you’ve hired someone with a disability, there’s a good chance they’ll stay. Pizza Hut Corporation finds that workers with disabilities are five times more likely to stay than people without disabilities.

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