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In recent times, research on workforce diversity is gaining momentum in the organizational circles. However, inclusion of people with disabilities as ‘diverse workforce’ has received less attention than other categories of diversity such as gender or race. The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the factors influencing inclusion of people with disabilities at workplace. Using 31 semi-structured interviews of people with disabilities, various factors that facilitate their successful inclusion at workplace were found. Data was analysed thematically, and four themes were identified. Key factors that were identified are ‘inclusive pathways in terms of organizational culture’ that encourage participation of people with disabilities, need for due ‘accommodation’, adequate ‘job fit’ and the vital role of other ‘stakeholders’. The insights gained from this chapter hold importance for several stakeholders for designing and implementing strategies, interventions and policies to facilitate effective inclusion of under-represented diverse workforce that is ‘people with disabilities’.
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