What are reasonable adjustments?
A reasonable adjustment is a change or changes to a staff member’s work environment, working arrangements, or equipment that removes or reduces a disadvantage related to a disability, mental health condition, or long-term health condition.
The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments to ensure staff with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, are not substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.
Examples of reasonable adjustments may include, but are not limited to:
Consideration of adaptations to working hours/pattern, or flexible working
- Consideration of adaptations to work location, or home-working when required
- Alterations to the working environment or procedures
- Purchase or modification of equipment
- Reallocation of duties