Often staff with disabilities require adjustments and flexibility so that barriers to their participation are removed, e.g. assistive technology, equipment, or changed work practices.
Staff with responsibilities as carers may need workplace flexibility, such as flexible work arrangements to accommodate a family crisis or caring responsibilities.
Staff may need flexibility to accommodate religious or cultural obligations, for example time away for an important ceremony.
It is hard to say what is reasonable or appropriate in every case. But we aim to, and are often obliged by law, to do our best to make sure staff do not have unfair barriers through an unfair lack of flexibility.
Help is available to explore how to provide flexibility at work, what might be possible, and what is reasonable. Staff are encouraged to contact their manager, and for additional support through their People and Capability Business Partner.