Workplace adjustments for disabled workers

A recent survey has found that the majority of disabled employees who are granted changes in working conditions put this down to them being assertive and having the confidence to ask for support, rather than the employer being proactive in supporting the employee.

Employers should be aware that any unreasonable delay in implementing adjustments required by an employee can put them in a difficult situation.  Disabled employees are protected by equality legislation and can raise a specific claim at the employment tribunal if the employer fails to make reasonable adjustments.

Employers should be proactive in asking employees with disabilities what adjustments might be needed including adjusting working times, location, equipment and providing additional support – to enable them to perform at their best.

Should you have any concerns over what might be reasonable in terms of adjustments, contact one of our CIPD qualified Consultants at

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