Saturday, August 29th, 2009
A newly disabled employee may be experiencing a myriad of adjustment issues. The
Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in order to require “reasonable accommodation” for those with a disability. An example of a “reasonable accommodation” may be a larger than average computer monitor for one with a visual impairment.
Employees receiving accommodation are held to the same performance standards as their peers. Not all accommodations are considered “reasonable”. The federal government’s
Job Accommodation Networkprovides a toll free hotline to answer employee questions.
While being disabled does mean you cannot be terminated for incompetence, it does mean that accommodations should be sought without fear of discrimination. If your employer is refusing to accommodate your disability, consider contacting the experts at the law firm of
Jeff Davis. You should be able to compete on a level playing field.