Making Reasonable Adjustments For Disabled Employees

New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 10. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

Under the Disability Discrimination Act, employers must make reasonable changes to the workplace and to employment arrangements so that disabled employees are not placed at an unfair disadvantage to their colleagues.

Many impairments and health conditions do not limit a disabled person’s ability to perform in a particular role. The Disability Discrimination Act requires employers to recognise that, provided they make appropriate adjustments to working conditions or environments, many difficulties can be overcome.

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