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Failure to make adjustment for deaf applicant

This report relates to 1 case(s)

An employer which failed to ensure that both recruitment interviewers understood the extent of a deaf applicant's disability and made the assumption that the applicant would understand the questions without canvassing his view breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments, rules a London North employment tribunal (Chair: D A Pearl) in Hughes v The London Borough of Hillingdon.

Mr Hughes, a senior building control surveyor with Hillingdon Council, is a registered deaf person.