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Workplace assessments

What are reasonable adjustments in the workplace for employees with hearing loss?

Under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland) employers are required to make reasonable adjustments for existing staff and prospective employees who are deaf or have hearing loss. This is so they’re not put at a substantial disadvantage compared with hearing people. Often simple and inexpensive Many reasonable adjustments are simple and inexpensive for employers to implement, including improving the working environment or giving time off for audiology appointments. The government’s Access to Work scheme...
Workplace assessments

Workplace assessments: top 10 questions

A workplace assessment provides advice and recommendations on how to manage deafness and hearing loss at work. Here’s a roundup of our top 10 most frequently asked questions: 1. Are workplace assessments available during the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, as we’ve developed a remote version of our popular face-to-face service which can help people working in an office or working from home. Where there’s no other alternative, we’ll consider a face-to-face assessment within specific guidelines. 2. Who carries out the assessment? Our workplace assessors...
Workplace assessments

Remote workplace assessments now available

Working from home looks set to be part of many people’s lives for some time to come. For employees who are deaf or have hearing loss, remote working can be stressful and exhausting without the right support in place. That’s why we’ve introduced remote workplace assessments. What is a remote workplace assessment? A specialist assessor will contact your employee by phone or video call to discuss their job role and working environment in order to identify any challenges they’re facing. The...
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