Birketts’ seminars investigate 'Being reasonable about making adjustments for disabled employees'


Birketts' latest Early Bird seminar series looks at the duty placed on employers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Seminars are being held throughout the Eastern region, including Cambridge.

The duty to make reasonable adjustments crops up regularly in claims for disability discrimination, and is a duty that employers frequently misunderstand in practice.

The seminar series will cover to whom the duty is owed, the circumstances when the duty arises and the steps employers should take in order to satisfy the statutory requirements and avoid the consequences of a successful tribunal claim. There will also be a round-up of some of the key recent developments in employment law.

The seminar will cover:

  • What is meant by the requirement to provide employees with ‘auxiliary aids’?
  • When employers should consider making reasonable adjustments to procedures in the workplace, for example when following disciplinary or capability procedures.
  •  The duty for employers to make changes to physical features of premises and how far this duty extends.

The event in Cambridge takes place at The Pitt Building on Tuesday 11 February 2020 (8:00am – 10:00am). A light breakfast will be included.

For further information or to book your place, visit

Other dates and venues:

JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester
8:00am – 10:00am
Tuesday 4 February 2020

Huntingdon Racecourse
8:00am – 10:00am
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Birketts Chelmsford office
8:00am – 10:00am
Thursday 13 February 2020

Db Conference Rooms, Bury St. Edmunds
8:00am – 10:00am
Tuesday 25 February 2020

Birketts Ipswich office
8:00am – 10:00am
Tuesday 25 February 2020

The Cliff Hotel, Great Yarmouth
8:00am – 10:00am
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Birketts Norwich office
8:00am – 10:00am
Thursday 5 March 2020



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