New guidance: Acas publishes new guidance for employers on 'reasonable adjustments' for disabled workers

Employers will welcome new Acas guidance to help them determine when and what reasonable adjustments need to be made for a disabled worker.

The law requires employers to make 'reasonable adjustments' for disabled workers (including job applicants) to minimise any disadvantage they may be under because of their disability. The employer may have to change how things are done, make physical changes at work, or provide equipment or other help to the employee. Whether an adjustment is 'reasonable' depends on the circumstances.

The new guidance, Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace, explains what reasonable adjustments are; employers' duties to make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled workers are not disadvantaged; and how workers can request reasonable adjustments.

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