Reasonable Accommodation

Definition - What does Reasonable Accommodation mean?

Reasonable accommodation refers to an employer's legal responsibility to make accommodations for people with disabilities or certain religious beliefs. An employer is obligated to make such accommodations as long as it does not put undue hardship on them.

Reasonable accommodation is required by the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Justipedia explains Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable accommodation is designed to prevent people with certain disabilities or religious beliefs from being disqualified for employment. For example, due to reasonable accommodation, an employer would not be able to fire an employee for wearing a religious garment such as a Yamaka.

However, if a religious belief or disability caused the employer undue hardship, then they would not have an obligation to meet the accommodation. The employer would also not be held liable in the event of a lawsuit.

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