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Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

The EEOC document, "Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA" discusses topics including:

  • An employer's legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation;
  • What "reasonable accommodation" means and who is entitled to receive it;
  • What makes up a request for reasonable accommodation;
  • An employer's ability to ask questions and seek documentation after a request has been made;
  • Reasonable accommodations that apply to the hiring process and to the benefits and privileges of employment; and
  • The different types of reasonable accommodations related to job performance, including job restructuring, leave, modified or part-time schedules, modified workplace policies, and reassignment.