Myths & Truths
Our Communities are not whole until all of its participants are valued and contributing.
– Jennifer Briggs, Briggs & Associates
Hiring employees with disabilities increases workers compensation insurance rates.
Insurance rates are based solely on the relative hazards of the operation and the organization’s accident experience, not on whether workers have disabilities.
Workers with disabilities have more accidents or injuries than other workers.
National studies have shown that workers who have disabilities have no more accidents or injuries than other workers.
Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.
Studies by firms such as DuPont have found that employees with disabilities are not absent more than employees without disabilities.