Tag: reasonable accommodation

Question: We have an employee who went on disability with a workers’ compensation claim and came back to work on restricted duty. However, we cannot accommodate the restrictions. Can we terminate his employment because we cannot accommodate the restrictions? Answer: If you have an employee who has been out on workers’ compensation and has received…

Question: We have an employee who is not working up to the expected speed in our retail store and has mentioned that it could be because of her weight. She does not assist with any of the physical tasks such as stocking shelves. She has not asked for a specific accommodation, but can we address…

Question: We have an employee with a documented health issue that is treated with medication that makes her drowsy. Recently she was found passed out at work and we would like to know what steps we can take to protect her and the safety of our other employees. Answer: Based upon the fact that you…

Question: How do I know if an employee’s self-disclosed medical condition needing accommodation is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Answer: The ADA does not outline specific ailments or disabilities which qualify under the ADA, but defines a disability as a“…physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities….”…

Question: What special accommodation should an employer have for an employee who works in a safety-sensitive position who cannot read or write? The employee is required to pass a hazard communication training, as well as be able to respond adequately to an emergency situation, including being able to read and follow safety instructions. Answer: Assuming…