Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity

Where someone meets the definition of a disabled person in the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to any elements of the job which place a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people.

Employers are only required to make adjustments that are reasonable.

Factors such as the cost and practicability of making an adjustment and the resources available to the employer may be relevant in deciding what is reasonable.

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Please note that this is general guidance only and cannot by its nature deal with all circumstances.

It is always best for you to take your own, independent legal advice if you are unsure of your obligations in specific circumstances.

This guidance is aimed at businesses to help them understand what adjustments they are required to make for disabled employees and job applicants. Of course, individual circumstances may vary and employers need to act in accordance with their legal obligations.

Further useful information can be found at the end.

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