What are job accommodations?
Job accommodations are changes or adjustments to a job or the work environment that enable a person with a disability to do the job. They can include things like making the work area accessible, providing assistive technology, or adjusting work hours or duties.
Job accommodations are changes or adjustments to a job or the work environment that make it possible for a person with a disability to do their jobJob accommodations can include things like changes to the way a job is done, modifications to the work environment, or special equipment.
What are some common job accommodations?
Some common job accommodations include:
-Making the work environment accessible
-Allowing for flexible work hours
-Providing a reader or interpreter for the employee
-Adjusting the height of a work desk
-Providing a parking space close to the employee’s work area
-Allowing for a flexible dress code
How do I know if I need a job accommodation?
If you are having difficulty doing your job because of a disability, you may need a job accommodationYou can talk to your supervisor, human resources representative, or doctor to find out if you need an accommodation and what type of accommodation might work best for you.
How do I request a job accommodation?
If you need a job accommodation, you should talk to your supervisor, human resources representative, or doctorThey can help you identify what type of accommodation might work best for you and help you to request it.
What is the process for requesting a job accommodation?
The process for requesting a job accommodation can vary depending on your employerIn most cases, you will need to provide your employer with a letter requesting the accommodationThe letter should include information about your disability and how the accommodation will help you to do your job.
My employer says they can’t provide me with the accommodation I needWhat can I do?
If your employer says they can’t provide you with the accommodation you need, you may want to consider filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)The EEOC is a federal agency that investigates complaints of employment discrimination.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of life, including employmentThe ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.
Can my employer fire me if I request a job accommodation?
NoAn employer cannot fire you for requesting a job accommodation.
I have a disability and I’m not sure if I’m covered by the ADAWhat should I do?
If you are not sure if you are covered by the ADA, you can contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for more informationThe EEOC is a federal agency that investigates complaints of employment discrimination.
I need a job accommodation but I can’t afford to pay for it myselfWhat can I do?