In the recent case of Olenloa v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an obligation to make reasonable adjustments does not necessarily end when an employee goes on sick leave.
What does this mean?
If adjustments would enable an employee, who is off sick, to return to work, the employer is under a duty to make such adjustments as are reasonable.
What should employers do?
Employers should keep the cases of employees who are off sick under review, particularly where a disability is involved.