Sylvie works in an office. She has depression and has been absent from work for several periods in the last couple of years because of this.
Her employer is having to making a number of staff redundant, and they want to consider absence levels when deciding who to make redundant.
This would put Sylvie at a substantial disadvantage compared to her colleagues, so it may be reasonable for Sylvie's employer to disregard her disability-related absences when making redundancy decisions.
Sylvie is also finding the uncertainty difficult to cope with and has become distressed at work. She is taking part in a supported employment scheme from the workplace mental health support scheme. Her employer lets her make private phone calls to her support worker in the working day as a reasonable adjustment.
Read more about reasonable adjustments you can ask for in the workplace.