One of our employees is alleging that we discriminated against him due to his disability in that we failed to make reasonable adjustments. Do I have an obligation to consent to any adjustment he requests?

A: The Disability Discrimination Act suggests that as an employer you may have to make reasonable adjustments. In order to consider whether it is reasonable for you to make the necessary adjustments an Employment Tribunal would consider the extent to which the adjustment will have prevented the disadvantage, the practical ability of you making the adjustment, your financial and other resources, the availability of financial or other assistance to make the adjustment and the cost of disruption.