Disability Discrimination – Reasonable Adjustments


Employees do not need to make reasonable adjustments in certain circumstances.

Author: Dennis Chapman
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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.

Dennis Chapman

In remembrance of Dennis Chapman 1951 -2015

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