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The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers

LEGALLY PROTECTS PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE AND IN WIDER SOCIETY.

According to a new poll of disabled workers, two in five are not receiving the reasonable adjustments they need from their employer.

What are your statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010?

Under the Equality Act 2010 (gov.uk), you’re under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers, and this applies even at the recruitment stage.

Where you know, or you could reasonably be expected to know, that a worker has a disability and is likely to be placed at a “substantial disadvantage” by a provision, criterion or practice, a physical feature of your work premises or the lack of an auxiliary aid, when compared with workers who aren’t disabled..

You will need to take such steps as it’s reasonable to have to take to avoid the disadvantage or to provide the auxiliary aid.

You’ll unlawfully discriminate against a disabled worker if you fail to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments.