Disability Discrimination – Reasonable Adjustments

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.
 

 

Published: 04 Dec 2009

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