UK Employment Tribunal rules that career breaks do not constitute 'reasonable adjustments'

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The recent EAT decision in Salford NHS Primary Care Trust v Mrs A F Smith[1] provides useful clarification of what will (and more importantly what will not) constitute a ‘reasonable adjustment’ for the purposes of sections 4A and 18B of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (‘DDA’). The decision also examines the requirement for Employment Tribunal’s to assess breach of trust and confidence arguments on an objective basis.

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