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What is reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines reasonable accommodation as any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the job application process, perform the essential functions of a job, or receive benefits and privileges of employment equal to those of employees without disabilities. For example, reasonable accommodation may include the following:
  • Job restructuring
  • Part-time or modified work schedule
  • Reassignment to a vacant position
  • Adjusting or modifying examinations, training materials, or policies
  • Making the workplace readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities
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