Employers’ Corner: Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA

By | June 29th, 2017 | News

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee or applicants with a disability. The law also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for the physical or mental limitations of a qualified employee or applicant. So what types of accommodation might an employer have to provide under ADA? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers the following examples

  • Job restructuring
  • Part-time or modified work schedule
  • Leave of absence
  • Acquiring equipment
  • Changing policies
  • Modification to training programs
  • Reassignment to a vacant position

Identifying what accommodation is reasonable given your unique circumstances can prove to be challenging. Add to that legal requirements and restrictions that apply to the accommodation process.

If you would like guidance on how to navigate a request for accommodations, develop policies & procedures, or need information about the interplay between the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Leave laws, contact the attorneys at Employers Legal Resource Center at (405) 702-9797.

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