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Abstract

This research explores the perception of disabled working women in small organizations in India's private sector. A meticulous study of past research revealed a paucity of research for working women with disabilities (WWD), especially in small enterprises in the Indian context. There are misconceptions and barriers associated with women with disabilities across the world. Past research demonstrates negative attitudes and related stereotyping notions regarding disabled working women. In sum, they are considered weak, incapable, and dependent on others. There has been insufficient research on employee disability, but there is limited research on the feelings and experiences of disabled working women, especially in the Indian context. This research paper's primary purpose is to understand the perception of disabled working women in the workplace pertaining to various support dimensions, and it focuses on organizational support systems and job structures to enable more involvement of this group. Interviews of the anonymous participants were face-to-face and in-depth. The managerial implications of the study are also discussed with future research directions.

Note on the Author

Dr. Deepanjana Varshney is a Full Professor and has twenty years of academic experience in India and in overseas universities. She has published her research in Scopus and ABDC listed journals. Dr. Varshney has been extensively involved in research publications focusing on dysfunctional employee behavior, gender issues, employee migration, and employee attitudinal dimensions. She is a reviewer of some of these journals too. She has also been actively associated with research grants and consultancy projects.

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