MYTH: It will be difficult to supervise employees with disabilities.
FACT: According to a Harris poll, 82% of managers said employees with disabilities were no harder to supervise than employees without disabilities.
MYTH: People with disabilities are not reliable.
FACT: People with disabilities tend to remain on the job and maintain better levels of attendance.
MYTH: Hiring employees with disabilities increases workers’ compensation insurance rates.
FACT: Insurance rates are based on the relative hazards of the operation and the organization’s accident experience, not on whether workers have disabilities.
MYTH: People with disabilities are unable to meet performance standards, thus making them a bad employment risk.
FACT: In 1990, DuPont conducted a survey of 811 employees with disabilities and found that 90 percent rated average or better in job performance – on par with employees without a disability.
MYTH: People with disabilities are more likely to have accidents on the job than employees without disabilities.
FACT: In the same DuPont study, safety records of both groups were identical.