The Equality Act 2010, as did the Disability Discrimination Acts before it, requires that employers, public authorities, associations and the providers of goods, facilities and services make what are known as reasonable adjustments for those with a disability ? that is to say the removal of physical or other barriers and the provision of additional support where it is needed. This, unlike many of the provisions contained in the Equality Act, is a positive duty and requires the person who is subject to the duty to take active steps to prevent discrimination rather simply refraining from taking steps which would be discriminatory.
This item looks at the duty to make reasonable adjustments and offers some guidance on the issues which firms should be thinking about when doing so.
If you require further information about, or help with, reasonable adjustments or indeed any aspect of the Equality Act or equality and diversity generally then the Lawyers Defence Group can assist you.
We can help your firm put in place equality policies, deliver training to your staff about equality and diversity, assist you in resisting or bringing a claim for discrimination, advise as to reasonable adjustments and generally provide you with a full range of back up and advice.
For further information, or to contact the Lawyers Defence Group about equality: