Who pays for reasonable adjustments?

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Who is this page for?

  • Employees

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • England

      England

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    • Scotland

      Scotland

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    • Wales

      Wales

If something is a reasonable adjustment, your employer must pay for it. The cost of an adjustment can be taken into account in deciding if it is reasonable or not.

However, there is a government scheme called Access to Work which can help you if your health or disability affect your work. They help by giving advice and support. Access to Work can also help with extra costs which would not be reasonable for your employer to pay.

For example:

Access to Work might pay towards the cost of getting to work if you cannot use public transport, or for assistance with communication at job interviews.

You may be able to get advice and support from Access to Work if you are:

  • in a paid job, or
  • unemployed and about to start a job, or
  • unemployed and about to start a Work Trial, or
  • self-employed, and
  • your disability or health condition stops you from being able to do parts of your job.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2016

Further Information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service

Freephone 0808 800 0082

Textphone 0808 800 0084

Or write to them at

FREEPOST
EASS HELPLINE
FPN6521

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.