As part of World MS Day, MS Australia have published and released survey results for the Employment and Workplace Survey.
Further details on the survey are available here.
The survey, where 1,748 Australians (of which 525 are living with MS) participated, showed some of the main findings were; there is a disconnect between expectations and workplace realities for those with a health condition. While 52% of people with MS report missed work opportunities. 28% of those with MS felt uncomfortable in the workplace as they felt people labelled them.
If you’re interested in learning how to navigate MS in the workplace either as an employer or employee, please feel free to use the guides put together by MS Australia.
MSWA offer a variety of services to support Western Australians living with a neurological condition. If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our team regarding services or support, please get in touch with us below.