Accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace

Employers subject to the ADA cannot discriminate against a "qualified worker with a disability." Furthermore, the employer must provide a reasonable accommodation for a worker with a disability as long as the accommodation won't cause the employer undue hardship.

The ADA specifies what counts as a disability, which workers are protected by the law, when accommodations are required, and what constitutes an undue hardship.

Then move on to determine what accommodations can be made to support the employee in doing the other aspects of the job.

Here are some examples of accommodation in the workplace: Before you purchase any special equipment, have your employee(s) test them out first.

However, to be as inclusive as possible, an employer should still explore whether some form of accommodation is possible anyhow.

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