Posted 21.10.2021

With Support from Workable NI ‘Brian’* can remain in his current role.

Brian has worked as an Administrator since 2004 in the same firm and in 2020 he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). In January this year his condition deteriorated rapidly, due to considerable muscle wastage and he was finding office working challenging due to a number of issues.

In July 2021 he engaged with his employer requesting home working.  His employer needed to consider this option, so Brian contacted our Workable NI team for advice. 

Miriam Bacon, our Workable NI/Employment Support Scheme Manager, chatted with Brian about reasonable adjustments and supports available to both employers and employees. 

His employer has now agreed to facilitate him with home working on a full time basis. 

Brian wrote to thank us:

Miriam, thank you for your advice and the interest that you have taken in my case.  I’m very pleased with the positive outcome, as it will allow me to continue in my current job.

*Name changed

Read more about the support Miriam and the team provides to employers and disabled employees