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Equality North East

In employment: Workplace adjustments

If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, you have a right to ask for workplace adjustments.

Equality law recognises that achieving equality for disabled people may mean changing the way that employment is structured.

This could be removing physical barriers or providing extra support for a disabled worker or job applicant.

This is the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

Your employer has a duty to take steps to remove, reduce or prevent the obstacles you face as a disabled worker or job applicant, where it's reasonable to do so.

The employer only has to make adjustments where they are aware – or should reasonably be aware – that you have a disability.

Take a look at our guidance to find out more about the sorts of adjustments your employer could make.

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August 7, 2019

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