Make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process in relation to a disabled job applicant

Key points

  • Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process in specific circumstances, to eliminate the disadvantages to a disabled job applicant.
  • The duty to make reasonable adjustments applies throughout the recruitment process, including in relation to job advertisements; the application process; interviews and assessments; and shortlisting and selection decisions.
  • The employer should take the initiative to consider reasonable adjustments, but it may also need to consult candidates about whether or not any special arrangements need to be made in respect of an assessment process.

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