Disabled Employees Are Entitled To Reasonable Accommodations

Disabled Employees Are Entitled To Reasonable Accommodations

By Brian C. Caffrey, Esq.

Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers with 15 or more employees are required to make "reasonable accommodations" for employees with disabilities or who are perceived to have disabilities. Employers are not required, however, to make accommodations that would require "undue hardship," that is, an action "requiring significant difficulty or expense."

Sometimes employers get impatient with an employee who has been off on a leave for medical reasons and who, upon return, needs an accommodation. The employer might terminate the employee out of frustration or impatience. This can be a costly decision for the employer. Complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act doesn't mean you don't have to comply with the ADA.

If you're an employee who's been discriminated against because of a disability, call our office 717 657 7770 for a consultation.

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