If I am disabled, is my employer obligated to accommodate me?
- Posted on: May 28 2019
Your employer is not required to accommodate your disability. What your employer is required to do is engage in an interactive process with you to see what type of accommodation that they can provide you that will allow you to continue performing your jobs while not create an undue burden for the employer. For example, the law would not require a mom-and-pop to install an elevator to allow you to go from the first floor to the second floor. But the law would require that employer to provide you an ergonomic chair. That’s what’s necessary for you to perform the duties. The key is the interactive process. The employer and the employee need to discuss what the limitations are of your disability and work together to see if that limitation can be overcome through some type of accommodation.
Posted in: Discrimination