So I have a guy reporting into me at work (for nearly a year now), he started round the same time as me doing a parallel job. I’ve long thought he is on the autistic spectrum and now people around him are starting to complain about some of his behaviours – frequently needing approval from someone else before making decisions that are his responsibility; not being very aware when other people have other priorities and are stressed out; generally being a bit blunt with people. And also the fact that he hasn’t really ‘gone anywhere’ in the time that he’s been here (I always think that latter attitude in the workplace is kind of unfair – some people just want to keep their head down and do their job, especially in our field). In terms of his day-to-day job he’s very good at it, super organised and reliable. If things go on like this he risks failing his annual review, as the organisation is increasingly going down the route of judging performance by behaviours, but obviously it’s a bit unfair if he may not really be able to meet those behaviours for neurodiversity reasons. I feel I should suggest he consider being evaluated for being on the autism spectrum as it may help create understanding (and stop him getting into a situation where his job’s at risk), but I don’t really know how to do this. Has anyone heard of an employer suggesting this to an employee?