Definition of Disability
The definition of disability is generally extremely broad. Disability deals with cognitive or emotional impairment, as well as physical limitations. Any and all such limitations can fall under the definition of disability. A person’s physical restrictions when they are disabled may limit their abilities to participate in many forms of work. Similarly, emotional or psychological harm of many kinds may prevent an individual from performing duties at a place of employment. Emotional and psychological stress – whether inside the place of employment or at home – may affect an individual’s performance at work. Greater weight in recent decades has been placed on the work life balance and on the need for workers to be happy in order to perform well. Many employers have recognised this as well as workers themselves.