Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees to ensure equal opportunity, benefits and privileges of employment. Examples of reasonable accommodations could include modifying work schedules, changing policies and acquiring or modifying equipment.
At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach, our firm has helped clients protect their rights after workplace discrimination, and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand the requirements for reasonable accommodations under the ADA and can help you understand your rights.
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Federal law states that these accommodations need to be considered “reasonable”. Reasonable accommodations do not include removing job functions that are essential, creating new jobs or providing personal need items like eyeglasses or wheelchairs. Employers are also not required to provide transportation as an accommodation for a commute to work under most circumstances. They may, however, need to make an accommodation by altering a work schedule for an individual who uses a wheelchair and commutes by public transportation, for example.
The regulations under the ADA can be complex and it is important to speak with an experienced attorney for more information. We can educate you on your rights and what the law says regarding these accommodations.
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