Where a dismissal could have been avoided by making a reasonable adjustment (such as a phased return to work or a move to a different job), the employer's failure to make the reasonable adjustment meant that the dismissal itself amounted to discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act. This decision of the EAT in Fareham College Corporation v Walters widens the scope of claims relating to the employer's failure to make reasonable adjustments and may make it easier for disabled employees to succeed in making out a claim of disability discrimination. It therefore mitigates, to a degree, the House of Lords decision in Malcolm, as applied by the EAT, which made it almost impossible for an employee to establish disability-related discrimination under the DDA. The EAT in this case also held that a claim for a failure to make reasonable adjustments only requires a "general" comparative exercise and not an individual, like for like comparison.