Recorded Webinar: Disability and Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace


25th October 2019
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

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Employers have a positive obligation to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate an employee’s disability. Failure to do so may result in unlawfully discriminating against a person.  Reasonable adjustments are any form of assistance or adjustments that are necessary and reasonable to reduce or eliminate barriers at work. But, how far does an employer need to go? This session looks at reasonable adjustments in the context of workers with disabilities and includes:

  • What is reasonable when making adjustments to accommodate disability?

    • Effectiveness of the adjustment

    • Practicality of the adjustment

    • Financial impact of the adjustment

    • Nature and size of the business

  • What policies should employers have on reasonable adjustments?

  • What are the risks in not making reasonable adjustments?

  • Managing direct and indirect disability discrimination risks

  • Sklavos v Australasian College of Dermatologists [2017] FCAFC 128

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Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers, Sydney

Angus Macinnis has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, on employment and work health and safety law, and intellectual property law.

He advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, from drafting contracts and employment policies, to dealing with employment related disputes, to dealing with employment and safety regulators.

He has a particular interest in the employment law aspects of social media use and has published in this area in publications including the Law Society Journal, The New Lawyer, and the Internet Law Bulletin, as well as providing regular contributions to AHRI’s HRM Online website.  He is a regular speaker at conferences for MCLE providers including the Law Society of New South Wales and the University of New South Wales and also provides training to employer clients in areas including anti-discrimination law.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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