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Disability discrimination: disregarding absence triggers in attendance policy not a reasonable adjustment

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Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions EAT/0372/13

disability discrimination | duty to make reasonable adjustments | attendance policy

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person did not include disregarding the absence triggers in its attendance policy that resulted in the employer commencing formal action against the disabled person because of the level of her absence.