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Discrimination

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Jmac22
Jmac22 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I have worked from home since the start of covid, I have a new managment team now.
My work place operates blended working where we only go into the office once or twice a month. I am disabled and when I started working from home all my specialised equipment was sent to my house. I have had a few surgery's since working from home. So I have never been back in the office sincethe blended working started in October last year this was never an issue until the last two weeks. The new management are saying I now need to come into the office twice per month, I am happy to do so however. They are refusing to support by supplying me with the reasonable adjustments to allow me to work in the office. I have been told that if I can't use the normal office equipment that everyone else use then I have to return to office based working full-time and bring all my adjusted equipment back to the office as they won't supply this for both would this be classed as discrimination. 

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  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 573 Pioneering
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    Hello Jmac22 

    If your new management team is refusing to provide reasonable adjustments that would enable you to work in the office, it could potentially be considered discrimination, particularly if you are able to perform your job with the adjustments provided while working from home. 

    When an employee with a disability requires adjustments, it is generally expected that the employer will engage in an interactive process to determine the appropriate adjustments. If your employer is refusing to engage in the interactive process or is not providing the reasonable adjustments you need to return to the office for blended working it may be worth seeking advice from your Union (if you have one)  if not contact ACAS. 

    I  hope that you can find a resolution with this new management team that respects your needs and enables you to work in an environment where you feel valued and supported.

  • Jmac22
    Jmac22 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for your Assistance its is very helpful. 
  • trb10
    trb10 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
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    Have you contacted Access to Work?
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