Requesting and Negotiating a Reasonable Accommodation
The employer members at GettingHired.com are all committed to providing the workplace accommodations necessary to support the success of their employees. But employees and job candidates often have questions about how and when to request an accommodation. We turn to Linda Batiste and the Job Accommodation Network for some advice on this subject:
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. However, it is the employee's responsibility to let the employer know that an accommodation is needed. JAN often gets questions from employees who need an accommodation, but are not sure how to approach their employers. The following are suggestions about how to request and negotiate an accommodation in the workplace:
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