Reasonable adjustments

Deafness and hearing loss: how can HR offer support?

Roughly 12 million people in the UK have hearing difficulties, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).

Flexible working request clashes with reasonable adjustments in tribunal

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Scottish government employee, whose flexible working request was denied, is classed as disabled under the Equality Act due to anxiety and fear of crowded...

Most UK managers feel unable to offer adjustments for cancer

Under half (47%) of line managers said they would be able to offer support to colleagues with cancer with reasonable adjustments in their workplace, according to a new study exclusive to HR magazine.

A different slant: Reasonable adjustments alone won't cut it

Business Disability Forum’s research showed the stark reality of the battle for reasonable adjustments. Angela Matthews, the charity's policy and research lead, discusses the results and how HR can...

Menopause ruled a disability in Direct Line tribunal

A former consultant at insurance company Direct Line was awarded £64,645 in damages after the firm failed to make reasonable adjustments for her menopausal symptoms.

Autistic M&S worker unfairly dismissed for harassment allegation

A tribunal has found that retailer Marks & Spencer unfairly fired an autistic man after a colleague complained about his behaviour.

'Reasonable' adjustments just aren't reasonable

Your current approach to responding to reasonable adjustments may be limiting rather than enabling your people.

Disabled employees still struggling to get adjustments

Getting workplace adjustments is not easy for nine out of 10 disabled employees, according to the Business Disability Forum’s (BDF) Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023.

Employees with invisible disabilities left to source workplace support alone

More than two thirds (67%) of employees with invisible disabilities say they have to source support and reasonable adjustments at work alone.

HR lacks training to help struggling neurodivergent staff

Just 23% of HR professionals have had specific neurodiversity training in the last 12 months, according to new research.

Workplace adjustments – are we getting it right?

As we look ahead to the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), we are reminding employers about the importance of listening to staff experiences.

Building a workforce fit for the future

HR has had to be reactive when dealing with employee wellbeing over the past few years. But as we proactively plan for the future, and adjust to living with Covid and beyond, how can people teams...