People With Disabilities Need More Help at Work

Employers need to take responsibility for the needs of their employees, writes Jonathan Taylor; the onus shouldn’t always be on the employee asking the manager for help.

If you are someone living with a disability or long-term health condition, your employer is legally obligated to provide you with additional support at work.

In the UK, these are known as reasonable adjustments (RAs). These will vary with conditions and between individuals, but may include adjustments to the work environment (e.g. having specialist equipment or access to quiet spaces), or to how work is organised and managed (e.g. delegation, scheduling, communication, support).

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