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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.

For more information, help and support, chat with us online today.