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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How was the job changed?
Thank you. This is not a redundancy situation so you are unlikely to be able to ask the employer for VR (I mean you can ask but they are certainly not required to oblige). Your options would therefore be to try and argue that you have a disability under law and that the employer is required to make reasonable adjustments to assist you.
What amounts to ‘reasonable adjustments’ can have a wide interpretation and often depends on the individual circumstances of the employer, their business, the potential impact on other employees, the available resources, etc. Whilst legislation does not currently provide specific examples of what adjustments can be made, the following are examples that have been considered reasonable in case law over time:
You can advise them that failure to make the necessary adjustments could amount to disability discrimination .
The alternative would indeed be leaving through early retirement.
Does this answer your query?
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