The EAT has doubted whether a trial period working at home can in itself be a reasonable adjustment that an employer can be required to make for a disabled employee. However, an employer who fails to offer a trial period may struggle to prove that (permanent) home-working is not a reasonable adjustment. The same applies to consultation with an employee – it is advisable in order to determine what adjustments are reasonable, but is not in itself part of the duty to make reasonable adjustments. (The Environment Agency v Rowan, EAT)