This Guidance examines what "reasonable accommodation" means and who is entitled to receive it.
The Guidance addresses what constitutes a request for reasonable accommodation, the form and substance of the request, and an employer's ability to ask questions and seek documentation after a request has been made.
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This document was issued prior to enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which took effect on January 1, 2009.
These include: In the context of job performance, this means that a reasonable accommodation enables the individual to perform the essential functions of the position.
Similarly, a reasonable accommodation enables an applicant with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate in the application process and to be considered for a job. Barnett, the Supreme Court held that it was unreasonable, absent "special circumstances," for an employer to provide a reassignment that conflicts with the terms of a seniority system.
Reasonable accommodation removes workplace barriers for individuals with disabilities.
This Guidance sets forth an employer's legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation; however, employers may provide more than the law requires. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship.