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Disability discrimination or failure to make reasonable adjustments

Shelly1234567
Shelly1234567 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
if you started a new job and identified the workload was to much and unmanageable and you needed more support and stress of this was causing ms to flare. Employer failed to provide support despite numerous repeated requests would this be regarded as DD or failure to provide reasonable adjustments? What’s your view? 

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  • Shelly1234567
    Shelly1234567 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for your comments Stormy. They initially put the support in place however, the worker went off sick so support ceased. A new worker was appointed and again I asked and asked and was ignored I was then given extra tasks .. I suffered stress and burn out and went off sick. The person who took over my job also said need more support so I was not the only one who knew the work was top heavy..
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    No wonder this made you feel worse @Shelly1234567  :( They haven't provided you with the support you need and deserve. Have they told you why they have been unable to provide you with the support you need and deserve? It might be worth reaching out to Acas  :)
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,544 Scope online community team
    Whenever I hear stories like this, and I've heard quite a few, it just makes me quite sad. Reasonable adjustments are just that, reasonable. Often there is so little effort needed to help disabled people work, yet many companies fail to meet that low bar. I'm glad you have shared your story with us @Shelly1234567, it isn't always easy to talk about these experiences.

    As L mentions, I would speak with ACAS. They are set up to deal with exactly these issues About us | Acas
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