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Disabled employee & reasonable adjustments

ChazWheels20_21 Community member Posts: 3 Connected
edited May 2022 in Work and employment
Hi my name is Chaz and I'm a working wheelchair user. I'm having issues getting my employer to make any reasonable adjustments. I have to pull a fire door open with left hand while using right to wheel backwards. Then balance door while wheeling through and pushing wheels with hands rather than use wheel rims as door not wide enough. 

Line manager shared concern with boss, had meeting in which he said he would do what was needed. Following on from slipped vertibrae, GP has given fit not outlying hand pain but can return to work when adjustments made.  I feel my employer doesn't want me there as he keeps creating stalling tactics..
He won't impliment any Access to work equipment requests, he's asked access to work to re assess doorway and ignored my requests for alternative working 

. I'm at my wits end as have no money, MP office useless 

Any Help urgently needed




  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @ChazWheels20_21

    Welcome to the community :) 

    Sorry to hear about what you are going through, it must be really difficult. It's always a shame to hear when employers aren't as helpful as they could be with making adjustments and helping employees to feel comfortable and happy in doing their job.

    You can view information about reasonable adjustments on this Scope information page:

    Ask why? If you disagree, you could negotiate to get what you need. You could:

    • explain why you believe the adjustments would not cause problems
    • suggest ways to reduce the impact of the changes
    • ask if alternative adjustments might be possible

    If that does not work, you must follow the local complaints procedure. This may include:

    At work

    Try talking with your manager. If that does not work, you may have to take a more formal approach.

    If your employer rejects adjustments

    You can view further information about what you can do if your employer fails to provide adjustments on this page.


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  • JaneC_
    JaneC_ Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 21 Connected
    Hi @ChazWheels20_21
    Sorry to hear you’re having a difficult time getting the support you need at work and hope the advice from Ross helped. 

    How are you getting on?

    Just another thought, if you’re a member of a union, it would be good to ask them for help to resolve this. ACAS is very good and the Citizens Advice Bureau often have people providing employment support including going to employment tribunal but hopefully it wont go that far. 

    Please do come back if you have any other questions on this or anything else. It can be very stressful dealing with these issues. We are are friendly group and always pleased to help and or chat. 

    Best wishes

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