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Reasonable Adjustments: David Bleiman & Stephen Hardy

“David Bleiman and Stephen Hardy, in a case note on the Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Rackham v NHS Professionals Ltd [2015] UKEAT 0110, 16.12.15 , review the duty of all tribunals to make reasonable adjustments to facilitate the effective participation of disabled persons in proceedings.  How should this duty be carried out?  What is the correct approach to deciding whether any act or omission by the tribunal amounts to an error of law?   The case emphasises the importance of having regard to the Equal Treatment Bench Book, working out what adjustments are reasonable in the particular circumstances, including listening to what the person with a disability actually has to say on the matter, and taking into account the need for overall fairness to both parties.”