Disputes over adjustments for disabled workers

Defending against a claim for not making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees can be a sensitive matter that can cost your business time and energy.

How DAS Law can help

Our highly experienced team of over 30 employment lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation if you need to defend against a claim.

Outcomes we can achieve for you

These are some of the possible outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Advise if your employee is a disabled person for the purposes of the Equality Act.
  • Advise on your obligations to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
  • Review and advise upon your employee handbook and internal policies.
  • Representation and guidance should the employee take their case to an Employment Tribunal.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some things you should be aware of regarding your legal dispute.

    • You are not obliged to make reasonable adjustments unless you know that your employee is disabled or is placed at a significant disadvantage because of their disability.
    • Failure to make reasonable adjustments is a form of discrimination and your employee could make a claim at an employment tribunal.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with a dispute over reasonable adjustments for disabled employees, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including:

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a commercial insurance policy which includes Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) cover, your legal costs may be covered by your policy (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy). If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

    Commercial LEI

    No Legal Expenses Insurance

    If you do not have LEI cover, we offer fixed fees and discounted hourly rates. Our employment law specialists will be happy to explain these options to you.

    What should I do next?

    If you would like to speak to an employment expert about your problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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