What are Reasonable Adjustments?

Under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), employers are required to make reasonable adjustments where premises, working arrangements or the lack of auxiliary aids, put a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to others not so disabled. With working practices there must be a provision, criterion or practice that creates the disadvantage. 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.

Disability discrimination occurs where there is a failure to make a reasonable adjustment for a disabled person (section 21, EqA 2010).

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