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Reasonable adjustments

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delight2107
delight2107 Community member Posts: 30 Connected
edited November 2022 in Work and employment
My employer said my occupation workplace adjustments are only advisories. I have involved hr and now have a reasonable checklist to complete. My union rep said my employer (nhs) does not have to agree and that I could talk myself out of a job? Can anyone comment advise please?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Employers only need to consider reasonable adjustments they don't have to agree to them if they feel they are not reasonable or are unable to put them in place 

    They should give a valid reason for refusal and you can appeal the decision 

    Your job should not be at risk for requesting them but the problem comes if you are not able yo do the job you have been employed to do 
  • delight2107
    delight2107 Community member Posts: 30 Connected
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    Thanks Janet, it is basically to work from home as I am disabled, I thought an employer had a legal obligation to make adjustments under the equality act
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    They have a legal obligation to consider reasonable adjustments and can refuse if there is a valid business reason to di so such as cost , adaptions , structure , essential elements of job won't be completed 

    However request to work from home seems reasonable request depending on if it is vital to be in the work environment to perform your role 

    Have a look at acas website or on here fir advice there is a section on employment section about reasonable adjustments 
  • delight2107
    delight2107 Community member Posts: 30 Connected
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    Hi Janer. Thank you for your advice. Just to let you know the outcome, to finalise I went to HR and my managers attitude changed, HR told my managers that they had not supported me and did not want to end up at an employment tribunal. I was offered full home working with later starting times as a compromise. Still got to look at redistribution of workload as colleagues dissatisfied they are doing all office duties, I said cannot have more as working full capacity now. Managed to contact equality and diversity team who said they will support me. I will let you know the final outcome.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's great you made some progress and hope it all works out 
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