Durham County Cricket Club Awarded Disability Symbol

The Employment Service has recognised the work of Durham County Cricket Club in catering for disabled employees by awarding them the entitlement to use the Disability Symbol.

The Disability Symbol is awarded to employers who have agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees.

Employers who use the symbol have agreed with the Employment Service that they will take action on these five commitments:

  • To interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities
  • To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what you and they can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make your commitments work
  • Each year, to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and let employees and the Employment Service know about progress and future plans.

Durham Chairman, Bill Midgley, said: "As a Club we are delighted to receive this award and be able to use the Disability Symbol. The Club has, for a long time, recognised the needs of disabled supporters and visitors to the Club but this shows that we are committed to good practice in employing disabled people."

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