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Businesses in Jersey are being urged to make sure they can support workers with all types of disabilities before a new island law is introduced next month.

From 1 September, employers must ensure offices and work sites are accessible to all employees, customers or visitors with a disability.

Jersey employment law experts Law at Work said that included people with hidden disabilities, such as learning difficulties and mental health conditions, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments and chronic illnesses.

They said they were urging businesses to talk to individuals about what changes were needed to better support their needs.

Figures suggest that about 14% of Jersey's population - about 14,000 people - have some form of disability.

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