Brown, Allison
March 2007
People Management;3/22/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p21
The article discusses confusion over court decisions as to whether employers need to undertake a formal risk assessment to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments under the British Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). Reasonable adjustments require the placing of disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage. It is the duty of employers to take steps to reduce discrimination. Conflicts arise with the court's decision in two cases, Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust v Cambridge and Tarbuck v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.


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