While many employees may feel uncomfortable looking to their direct supervisor for help with a health condition, proper training can help provide a better employee experience. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Nearly 56 million people, or 1 in 5 Americans, live with a disability. When addressing disability in the workplace, nearly 54 percent of employees feel uncomfortable mentioning a health condition or accident to their superiors, leading to a decrease in productivity and higher likelihood of a disability leave. This disconnect leaves employers and employees with a missing piece that could expose them to a gap in their disability management strategy.

So, how can employers identify and mend the missing link to support employees with health conditions? It starts with training.

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