Disabled people
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Reasonable adjustments

Athkathla11Athkathla11 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi there,

Im working in a professional, client facing job that has 60-100 hour weeks and an expectation of swift promotion to the next level but have been diagnosed with a chronic, progressive, condition and can’t do that anymore.

Can I opt back in to normal working hours and stay in my current role (avoiding the rat race for promotion) with no reduction in pay?

Appreciate your thoughts!


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,277 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Athkathla11 - & welcome to the community. This is something you would have to discuss with your employer. Scope has some info on Reasonable adjustments, which you may find helpful, Please see:
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Athkathla11 you could also get in touch with acas they can give you help and advice if your in a union your union rep can also help you  some citizens advice can also help you 

    Yoy could also explain to your employer your situation as well but I thinks its best to get advice first so that you know what to say 

    Hope that helps 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,239 Disability Gamechanger

    You can request reasonable adjustments under equality act 

    Best way is to be ask to be referred to occupational health for work based assessment 
    They will then recommend any adjustments 

    It all depends if the company can accommodate your adjustments and see them as reasonable and fit into your role 

    Your rate of pay should not be affected by any adjustments unless it means doing a different token in a different pay scale 

    Let us know if you need any further help 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Can you do less hours and less work for the same pay is not a reasonable adjustments issue. The answer to that is clearly always going to be no. Can you do less work for less pay? Depends on lots of things, 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,239 Disability Gamechanger
    I may not have explained correctly I was referring to hourly rate should stay same if no change to role 

    Obviously if less hours this will mean less pay 

    Sorry @mikehughescq hope this makes more sense 
Sign in or join us to comment.