Heroes at Work: Veterans with Disabilities in the Workplace
Veterans with disabilities face a unique set of challenges when transitioning back to the world of work. They may be adjusting to the new reality posed by a recently acquired disability; they may have had career disruptions from time off the civilian workforce; or they may not know how to deal with their disability in a hiring situation. Yet, veterans with disabilities bring a wealth of skills and attitudes that make them valuable employees. Further, most business leaders and employers want to do the right thing in hiring and accommodating veterans with disabilities. A key part of the military service-to-work transition for any veteran with a disability is to understand their legal rights as a person with a disability in the workforce. Likewise, a key part of successfully employing veterans with disabilities involves understanding the unique issues in hiring and accommodating individuals with service-related disabilities. In this program, we will co-explore workplace issues for veterans with disabilities from a legal, practical and human perspective.