Table of Contents
- 1 What does it mean with or without reasonable accommodation?
- 2 What is a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act?
- 3 Who pays for a reasonable accommodation?
- 4 What is an essential job function?
- 5 How is job restructuring a form of reasonable accommodation?
- 6 How to obtain an accommodation in the workplace?
What does it mean with or without reasonable accommodation?
The ability to perform essential job functions, with or without a reasonable accommodation, determines if an applicant or employee with a disability is qualified for the job. Courts have upheld that an employer may decide which functions are essential to the job.
What is a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act?
A “reasonable accommodation” is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common use spaces.
Do you require reasonable accommodation to perform essential functions of the position for which you are applying?:?
Enforcement guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicates employers are required “to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship.” Furthermore, employees must possess …
Who pays for a reasonable accommodation?
The housing provider is typically responsible for costs associated with accommodations. However, the person with a disability is typically responsible for the cost of a modification (though not, for example, in cases where the housing provider receives federal financial assistance).
What is an essential job function?
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. You should carefully examine each job to determine which functions or tasks are essential to performance.
When do I need to use reasonable accommodations?
Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job and/or where and how job tasks are performed. The accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the duties of the position.
How is job restructuring a form of reasonable accommodation?
Job restructuring as a form of reasonable accommodation may involve reallocating or redistributing the marginal functions of a job. Job restructuring frequently is accomplished by exchanging marginal functions of a job that cannot be performed by a person with a disability for marginal job functions performed by one or more other employees.
How to obtain an accommodation in the workplace?
If necessary, obtain preliminary documentation. If the need for an accommodation is not obvious, the employee may be required to provide documentation of a disability from the appropriate health or rehabilitation professional. The accommodation must be effective.
Can a person with disabilities work without accommodations?
Although many individuals with disabilities can apply for and perform jobs without any reasonable accommodations, there are workplace barriers that keep others from performing jobs which they could do with some form of accommodation.