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Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Law

Does an employer have to provide a reasonable accommodation?

Yes.  The only statutory limitation on an employer’s obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation is that no such change or modification is required if it would cause undue hardship to the employer.

Undue hardship means significant difficulty or expense and focuses on the resources and circumstances of the particular employer in relationship to the cost or difficulty of providing a specific accommodation. Undue hardship refers not only to financial difficulty, but to reasonable accommodations that are unduly extensive, substantial, or disruptive, or those that would fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the business.

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