Reasonable accommodation

Reasonable accommodation for staff with a disability

If you require the provision of any permanent or temporary reasonable accommodations to do your job, due to a disability, injury or illness you should discuss this with your manager.

Examples of reasonable accommodations may include:

  • Structural; such as ensuring access to a building or lowering the height of a work bench
  • Organisational; changes to job design, work schedules or other work practices, for example allocating some aspects of the job to another employee or swapping duties amongst staff
  • Technological; providing adaptive technology such as a text telephone (TTY) or screen reading software
  • Procedural; for example providing extra time in pre-employment work test to allow for sign language interpretation.

Each case will be considered in its own circumstances and on its own merits. Managers can refer to the Staff with Disabilities and their Managers Guidelines, and download more information below on providing reasonable accommodation.