Reasonable Adjustments for Disabilities – An Overview of the Law and Best Practice

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabilities – An Overview of the Law and Best Practice

Equality, diversity and inclusion has never been more important for employers and attracting a wide and diverse talent pool is crucial for organisational success.

1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland have a disability, only 35% of whom are currently employed.

An increase of just 1% of people with a disability participating in the workforce would give a £260 million boost to the economy.

With unemployment in NI currently below 3%, there is a huge labour pool available to your organisation, under the right conditions and with the right support.

We’ll tell you how to tap into this pool and recruit and retain great staff for your organisation.

Why is this event important for YOU?

Failure to make reasonable adjustments is one of the most common forms of disability discrimination. The importance of putting the right adjustments in place at the right time will improve staff retention and productivity and help avoid costly legal action.

A better understanding of the duty to make reasonable adjustments and the opportunities that it can provide is essential for an employer to open a potentially untapped pool of talent.

 After attending you will:

  • Have an overview of the legal duty to provide reasonable adjustments
  • Know key examples from case law
  • Have examples of appropriate adjustments
  • Consider disability-friendly approaches to recruitment and selection
  • Be aware of the benefits of a disability passport system and the importance of the line manager
  • Have to hand case study examples
  • Understand the proposed disability strategy for NI

 Sessions will include:

  • An overview of the legal duty to provide reasonable adjustments
  • Summary of key lessons from case law
  • Examples of appropriate adjustments
  • Disability-friendly approaches to recruitment and selection
  • Benefits of disability passports and the importance of the line manager role in reasonable adjustment conversations
  • Case study examples
  • Disability Strategy for NI

Who will benefit from this event?

Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, HR Professionals, Business Owners, Trade Union Representatives and Employee Representatives.

Price

Standard Rate: £245 + VAT
Early Bird Offer: £195 + VAT (deadline 5pm on Friday 24th February)

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Event details

Duration

1 Half Day

Date

04 April 2023

Location

Online - Hopin

Price

Standard Rate: £245 + VAT
Early Bird Offer: £195 + VAT (deadline 5pm on Friday 24th February)