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Aspergers employment rights

amsterdam62amsterdam62 Member Posts: 3 Listener
hi my husband has Aspergers and works in a airport doing 12 hour shifts . He had a break down in January and had been on reduced hours since May . They have told them today he has to go back to work 12 hours shifts or go jobshare ( losing half his wages of £10.000) 
He needs to decide by next Friday 
would he be able to claim anything because it’s the Aspergers that makes it impossible to work the shifts and changes that are making it so hard for him 
many thanks 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @amsterdam62 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry what has happened . No one should be able to suffer like this because of their disability.  We have a lot of useful information about  reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

    On our website.

    As for claiming anything.  Have a look at our on line benefit checker.  It is a handy tool which gives you some idea of what to claim.

    Have a look also at what benefits you may be entitled to .  Find out more information about benefits on our website.

    Please can I add speak to CAB something to consider regarding benefit enquiries.

    Please can I also suggest speak to The National Autistic Society.  Helpline 020 7833 2299.

    They have a lot of information and support on their website and worth having a look.

    Which could be useful.

    Hope that helps.

    We are a friendly, supportive community.  Please ask if we can advise. Some one will know.

    Please take care

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  • amsterdam62amsterdam62 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you so much for your reply . It’s a lot to take in and as they have only given him a week to decide we need to know as much as we can 
    I was told to try apply for tax credits as universal credit will not be as good but not avail in our area till 12 Dec 
    we will lcheck those links 
    thanks again for your helpb
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @amsterdam62, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear about your situation, it sounds like it's been tough on both your husband and yourself.

    You've been given some great advice and support from @thespiceman, so do have a look through the links and come back to us with any further questions. Enquiring about reasonable adjustments definitely sounds like a good step to take!
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