reasonable accommodation

reasonable accommodation
reasonable accommodation n: something done to accommodate a disabled person that does not jeopardize safety or pose an undue hardship for the party (as an employer) doing it; also: something done to accommodate a religious need that does not create undue hardship for an employer

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reasonable accommodation
Any adjustment to a work environment or job that allows a qualified worker to perform the job in question. Employers subject to federal employment laws must offer reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities (for example, providing a TDD telephone to an employee with a hearing impairment) or based on religious beliefs (such as not assigning an employee to a shift on his Sabbath), as long as those accommodations do not create an undue burden for the employer.
Category: Employment Law & HR

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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