What is meant by reasonable
Your employer only has to do what is reasonable.
Various factors influence whether a particular adjustment is considered reasonable. The test of what is reasonable is ultimately an objective test and not simply a matter of what you or your employer may personally think is reasonable.
When deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable an employer can consider:
- how effective the change will be in avoiding the disadvantage you would otherwise experience
- its practicality
- the cost
- their organisation's resources and size
- the availability of financial support.
Your employer's overall aim should be, as far as possible, to remove or reduce any substantial disadvantage faced by you as a worker which would not be faced by a non-disabled person.
Issues your employer can consider:
Last Updated: 12 Mar 2015