Reasonable Accommodation for Those with Disabilities
If you are disabled but can perform the essential functions of your job with an accommodation, your employer is legally obligated to provide you with a reasonable accommodation unless doing so imposes an undue hardship on its business operations. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Modifying facilities
- Modifying work schedules
- Acquiring or modifying equipment
- Reassigning jobs or positions
While your employer is not required to provide you with the accommodation that you request, it is required to engage in the interactive process to determine what accommodations are necessary. The interactive process is essentially a fluid process through which employers (i) obtain necessary information to understand and discuss disabled employees’ needs so as to perform the essential functions of their jobs and (ii) discuss possible options to address those needs in language employees can understand.
The experienced employment attorneys at Green Savits, LLC have extensive experience in ensuring that employers engage in the interactive process so that employees are provided with whatever reasonable accommodations they need to perform the essential functions of their jobs. If you feel your employer has failed to provide reasonable accommodations or is not refusing to engage in the interactive process, call our New Jersey employment lawyers at (973) 695-7777 or fill out the form on this page for an evaluation of your claim.