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How your employer can help

As part of the Equality Act, employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled workers are not disadvantaged when doing their jobs.

This includes:

  • Making physical changes, like a ramp for a wheelchair user or a visual fire alarm for a deaf person
  • Letting a wheelchair user work on the ground floor
  • Changing equipment so it is easier to use eg. a special keyboard for someone with arthritis
  • Allowing employees who become disabled to make a gradual return to work, including flexible or part-time hours.

You can get advice on reasonable adjustments from Jobcentre Plus, or the Disability Employment Service if you’re in Northern Ireland, such as:

  • Personal development
  • Working with others
  • Managing your money
  • Career planning
  • Confidence in work.

If you have any queries or need support, call 0300 456 8110 or click on the purple chat button to talk to one of our online advisors. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.