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Adjustments to husband's work

MatildaDuck Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2023 in Work and employment
Hello everyone and thank you for letting me in your space. My hubby has spina bifida. He has always worked, and up until today has been able to work from home since covid. Ok so life isn't wonderful but it's manageable. He has a wheelchair but doesn't use it around the house. He manages the downstairs and can sit when needed. (quite alot now)
He works in the motor trade and is usually at a desk answering calls. At christmas the company got hacked and now they are saying he can longer work from home. 
They have said they'll pick him up and drop him off as he can't drive due to pain relief. He will have a downstairs office. 
 Obviously this is a real mess now, and he said they couldn't just pick him up, he has to put his health first. He's in a meeting tomorrow with them to discuss this. 
I'm not sure what i'm asking here, other than I know he will struggle. Then he will get cross with the pain. 
What sort of thing should we be expecting. Or am I looking too deep down the rabbit hole. 
Thank you for reading this.


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,459 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @matildaduck welcome to the forum.  It's best to see what the out come of the meeting is and see if they can work out a plan together, it might be better then you expect.  Do he have a union rep or somebody who can support him.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    The fact they have made adjustments like picking him up shows they are trying to accommodate for him and as such being responsible.  Also having a meeting to discuss is also a good sign 

    B4 meeting make a note of any questions you have and anything you don't think he will be able to cope with . See if it can be done on a trial basis , can he work less hours or days etc 

    Ask why it id necessary yo change a it system van be hacked in the office and at home do they have the right security system in place that can be used at home

    See how the meeting goes and take it from there 

    Good luck 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome @MatildaDuck and thank you for your query.

    I can understand that it's a worrying time for you both, but as our members have said, it's positive that your husband's employer is taking to accommodate his needs and make adjustments. Hopefully this will be the case in the meeting too. 

    You might find some information from ACAS on reasonable adjustments useful to read. If you have any further questions on this, please ask. To help everyone find your post and share their thoughts, I have edited the title, and moved it into our Work and Employment category. 

    Keep us up to date with how things go tomorrow, and we'll do what we can to help :)  
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