Unreasonable adjustments: In meeting DDA requirements, how far should employers go?

April 8, 2010

Workplace Law has published this briefing, which considers the question of ‘reasonable adjustments’. The paper cites the disability discrimination case of The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others v. Wilson, in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the Employment Tribunal had adopted the wrong approach on the question of reasonable adjustments. The correct approach was first to consider whether making the adjustment would overcome the

disadvantage suffered by the disabled person and then to consider the other factors. Authors Karen Plumbley-Jones and Rachel Jones of Bond Pearce LLP look at the disability discrimination claim and examine how far employers have to go to meet their requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).