The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a reduction in working hours can be regarded as reasonable accommodation for disabled workers where the reduction makes it possible for the worker to continue in employment and does not represent a disproportionate burden on the employer.
Victoria Bell is a managing associate and Chris McAvoy, Poppy Fildes, Rosie Kight and Helen Samuel are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
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In this case, the employment tribunal found that British Airways plc's (BA's) failure to transfer one of its cabin crew, whose disability meant he could no longer undertake long-haul flying duties, to short-haul flights within a reasonable timescale amounted to a failure to make reasonable adjustments.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled persons.