CSP calls for easier access to equality adjustments

Many disabled physio staff are finding it hard to get the help to which they are entitled, according to a CSP motion that was passed unanimously at last month’s TUC Disability Conference in London.

Under the Equality Act 2010, an employer is obliged to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled applicants and employees.

The TUC will now press organisations to make it easier for staff with disabilities to ask for reasonable adjustments, training and support.

‘We are regularly dealing with issues from disabled members who are experiencing difficulties getting their reasonable adjustments put in place,’ said Cliff Towson, co-convenor of the CSP Disabled Members Network.

‘Disabled people don’t always know their rights and even when they do they aren’t always able to ask for them.

Employers need help, advice and resources – for individual cases and staff training – and union reps will also benefit from a clearer structure.’

Mr Towson was re-elected to the TUC disability committee.

Robert Millett

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