If an employer lowers a disabled employee's targets, should it also reduce his or her bonus and end-of-year rating?
If an employer lowers a disabled employee's targets, as a reasonable adjustment, it should agree at an early stage with the employee how this will affect his or her bonus and rating. If the employee is achieving the revised target, it might be a reasonable adjustment for the employee to be entitled to a bonus. When the rating is reviewed the employer may take account of the fact that the employee has been performing at the level that was set for him or her. Given that the employee has a disability, which is why the adjustment to targets was put in place, it would be inappropriate for the employer to compare him or her with other people who do not have the same disability.