Author: Dennis Chapman
Published: December 4, 2009
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The issue of making reasonable adjustments can often be a difficult area when employees are faced with this employment issue.
Employees do not need to make reasonable adjustments in certain circumstances.
In a recent case (DWP v Alam) this point was clarified. Essentially two questions need to be asked.
1. Was it known that the employee was disabled and that the disability was liable to put him/her at a disadvantage?
2. If not, should the employer have known the situation under 1 above?
If both questions are replied in the negative then there is not duty to make reasonable adjustments.