Representative for employees with disabilities at HAW Hamburg

Maike Messerschmidt

Representative for employees with disabilities

T +49 40 428 75-9122
maike.messerschmidt (@)

Room 13.26
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg

Office hours:
9:00 am–3:00 pm

Barbara Eckelmann

Deputy representative for employees with disabilities

barbara.eckelmann (@)

Room 8.28
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg

Office hours:
9:30 am–4:00 pm


What does the representative for employees with disabilities do?

We advocate for the interests of people with disabilities, those who have been granted disabled status, and those colleagues at risk of a disability.

Our goal is to ensure that as many people as possible with a disability or disabled status have the chance to secure employment at HAW Hamburg.

We also work to ensure that the working conditions for people with disabilities are reviewed and improved on a regular basis.

Our responsibilities incude the following:

  • Advising on applications and topics related to a disability
  • Representing the interests of employees with a disability, disabled status or at risk of a disability
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, workplace agreements and administrative ordinances intended to benefit people with a disability
  • Support for preventative measures
  • Receipt of suggestions or valid complaints to be addressed with the employer
  • Participation in committees, working groups and Staff Council meetings
  • On-campus reviews of accessibility