NYC Requires Cooperative Dialogue for Accommodation Request

On January 19, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a local law (Int. 804-A) to require covered entities to engage in a cooperative dialogue with persons who are or may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation. The law also requires covered entities to provide a written final determination, of whether the accommodation will be granted or denied, to the person who requested it. A determination that no reasonable accommodation would enable the person requesting it to satisfy the essential requirements of a job may only be made after the parties have engaged, or the covered entity has attempted to engage, in a cooperative dialogue.

The law is effective October 19, 2018.

Read NYC Int. 804-A