Do you or one of your team have a disability or require a Temporary Reasonable Adjustment? If the answer is yes, then the Disability Framework can help you.
The Disability Framework is a guide on implementing workplace adjustments (also called reasonable adjustments). The guide has been produced to assist managers in supporting employees who declare a disability or illness and may require some adjustments to their working location or pattern.
Completion of the Disability Framework with a current line manager/HR adviser will minimise the need for employees to re-negotiate reasonable adjustments every time roles are changed within the University or new line managers are assigned.
Documents you will need to implement workplace adjustments:
- The Disability Framework - a step-by-step guide on implementing workplace adjustments.
- Reasonable Adjustment and Special Considerations Form (RA1) .
- Reasonable Adjustments Form (RA2) - for completion by the line manager and HR.
If you need workplace adjustments, or are supporting a staff member who needs adjustments, and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.
Declaring a Disability
It is important to note that staff are under no obligation to declare the nature of their disability. However, declarations can assist departments in offering effective workplace adjustments and any additional support required. As such, we encourage staff to declare any disabilities or illnesses to their line manager and HR. You can read more about reasons for sharing your personal information on the Equality Monitoring webpage.
Duty to Provide Adjustments
You can read more about the duty to provide reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act on the Disability protected characteristic webpage.
You may also be interested in:
Training, Guidance, and Resources - including Disability Awareness training, Disability Guidance for line managers, and a collection of Disability Awareness Moodles
Charters - including Disability Standard
Staff Networks - including Disabled Staff Network
Taskforces and SIC - including Disability Taskforce
Initiatives - including HIV Guidelines and our booklet 'The Most Important Things People Want You To Know About Disability & Caring'
Find more information about workplace adjustments from the following providers: