Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Employees

Posted By Cindi

Date: December 2nd, 2008

Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Employees

All employers with 15 or more employees are required by the ADA to make ‘reasonable accommodation’ for individual with disabilities to have equal employment opportunities. Examples of this would be a deaf person needing someone to read bulletin board notices, an interpreter for a deaf person during the interview, or special scheduling to accommodate a diabetics need for regular food and time to monitor blood sugar. Reasonable accommodations must be provided to disabled employees so that they can apply for, perform the duties of, and enjoy the benefits in their job equal to other employees. Reasonable accommodations do not mean that an employer must suffer undue hardship, such as a significant expense (based on the employers resources and normal business operation). Most such accommodations are actually very low cost, and can then often be offset with tax credits.

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