A recent decision in the case of Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence confirms that employers are not required to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are carers of disabled people. The Court of Appeal upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) decision finding that the duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act only applies where the employee or job applicant is disabled and does not extend to making reasonable adjustments for non-disabled employees associated with disabled people. Employers should note that an employee caring for a disabled person may request to work flexibly (as all employees with 26 weeks’ service will be able to do from 30 June 2014). However, consideration of a flexible working request is not subject to the same test of reasonableness as an adjustment for disability. Click here to read more on the Employment Law Change – June 2014, or Click here for a Timetable of Employment Law Changes 2014 Onwards.