Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), employers with 15 or more employees are required to offer reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities when such accommodations would not impose “undue hardship”.
A job accommodation is a reasonable adjustment to a job or work environment that makes it possible for an individual with a disability to perform job duties. Determining whether to provide accommodations involves considering the required job tasks, the functional limitations of the person doing the job, the level of hardship to the employer, and other issues. Accommodations may include specialized equipment, facility modifications, adjustments to work schedules or job duties, as well as a whole range of other creative solutions.
McMahon Berger’s attorneys regularly assist employers, management, human resources professionals and executives to understand their legal rights, responsibilities and obligations under the ADA and/or state and local laws concerning disability-related accommodations.
McMahon Berger’s attorneys are well versed in the law and policy of the ADA and disability-related accommodations and regularly track developments to this area of the law to assist and advise employers. McMahon Berger assists employers understand what they may and should do when they have notice of an employee’s need for a disability-related accommodation. Additionally, McMahon Berger attorneys are equipped to navigate through potential issues and claims which stem from disability-related laws into issues and claims concerning workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other state and federal laws, as well as with Collective Bargaining Agreements and workplace policies, procedures and handbooks.
McMahon Berger’s long history in representing employers and management in the areas of labor and employment law has created a wealth of knowledge that allows them to offer clients training, seminars, legal updates and numerous other resources to ensure that they are kept up to date on recent legislation, regulatory activity, and court decisions impacting the ADA and an employer’s obligations as it concerns reasonable accommodations.
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