Making sure an adjustment is effective

Multipage Guide

Who is this page for?

  • Employees

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • England


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    • Scotland


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    • Wales


It may be that several adjustments are required in order to remove or reduce a range of disadvantages and sometimes these will not be obvious to the employer. So your employer should work, as much as possible, with you to identify the kind of disadvantages or problems that you face but also the potential solutions in terms of adjustments.

But even if you don't know what to suggest, your employer must still consider what adjustments may be needed.

For example:

A disabled worker has been absent from work as a result of depression. Neither the worker nor their doctor is able to suggest any adjustments that could be made. Nevertheless the employer should still consider whether any adjustments, such as working from home for a time or changing working hours or offering more day-to-day support, would be reasonable.

Last updated: 07 Jun 2016

Further Information

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