Disability Confident and CIPD: guide for line managers on employing people with a disability or health condition

A practical guide for line managers on recruiting, managing and developing people with a disability or health condition. The guidance is part of the Disability Confident campaign.



This guidance focuses on the role of the line manager in workplace adjustments, langauge and behaviour and sickness absence. It also provides guidance on recruiting, retaining and developing employees with a disability or health condition.

It has been created by the Disability Confident scheme in collaboration with CIPD, a professional body for HR and people development.

The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing and developing disabled people.

It is voluntary and has been developed by employers, disabled people’s representatives and the government. The scheme has 3 levels that have been designed to support employers on their Disability Confident journey.

Published 21 November 2018
Last updated 26 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. New section 'disabled people and COVID-19' added to the guidance.

  2. First published.