Employee Issue:

Reasonable Accomodation

There are several types of reasonable accommodation. A job can be restructured if you must shift responsibility to other employees for minor tasks that the employee cannot perform because of a disability or alter when or how a task is performed. Another accommodation can be providing leave needed by a disabled employee, though this may be unpaid. A modified or part-time schedule may also be a reasonable accommodation. Workplace policies may also be altered because of an employee’s disability.

The employer, however, does not have to eliminate a primary job task, lower production standards, or provide personal use items.