Under both Federal, State, and Local law, disability discrimination is strictly prohibited in the workplace. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies during the hiring, firing, promotion, and training stage of the employment life cycle. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees in the workplace to perform the essential functions of their job.
Some examples of these reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:
• Modification and restructuring of job duties
• Accessible equipment and facilities
• Working from home
• Unpaid leave
• Adapted workplace policies
• Reassignment to a different job
• Modified schedules or additional breaks
Navigating the fine line of compliance and undue hardship is essential to avoid violations of the ADA and state and local laws. The Labor & Employment attorneys at the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow routinely counsel clients regarding reasonable accommodation. We can assist you with compliance and prevention policies, as well as defending your organization if disputes arise. To speak to our legal team regarding reasonable accommodation, please call our Rochester office at 585-730-4773.