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I have a recognised disability, Degenerative disc disease and

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I have a recognised disability, Degenerative disc disease and type 2 Diabetes, I worked for Dyson Ltd For the last 15 years and provision has been made and recommended by the company occupational health advisors, to provide an adjustable work station. Which I have been very happy with until yesterday. At which point I have been advised that due to changes within the work space that I will now be expected to 'hot Desk' and completely disassemble my work station at the end of every shift (maximum of 4 working days) This decision has been made without consultation or discussion and i feel that this is a breach of my rights under the Discrimination at work act. Could you please advise me of my rights and whether or not I have a case against the Company?
Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today.
Have you raised a grievance about this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Not yet, yesterday was the first indication that this change was to be implemented, I do have grievance procedure information from HR department. This is my first day off since being given the change details, and I do not know who is responsible for the decision.

Ok thanks, ***** ***** suggest you call to find out who the correct person is to make a complaint against.
If they are putting in a measure which is difficult for you to work in and subjects you to a detriment then potentially this is discriminatory.
There is no right to claim disability discrimination without first giving the employer the chance to put matters right. This is why it is essential you raise a grievance.
If you raise a grievance and they do not satisfactorily remedy the situation then you will have the right to bring a claim of discrimination.
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