Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide

3 Dec 2016

Reasonable adjustments at the workplace, often times also referred to as reasonable accommodations, may include adaptations to the job, including modification of machinery and equipment and/or of an employee’s job content, working time and work organization.

Reasonable adjustments aim to provide equal opportunities for employees at the workplace, so their skills and talents can be used to full capacity. By recognizing and accommodating individual needs, companies create work environments that truly welcome the diversity of their staff and thereby contribute to greater business success.

This ILO guide specifically supports employers in how to provide reasonable accommodation to workers with disabilities, those living with or affected by HIV or AIDS, pregnant workers and workers with family, as well as those who hold a particular religion or belief.