Accomodating disability in courtroom
The employee has had significant difficulty adjusting to the monthly changes in floor assignments. He asks for a reasonable accommodation and proposes three options: staying on one floor permanently, staying on one floor for two months and then rotating, or allowing a transition period to adjust to a change in floor assignments. These accommodations are reasonable because they appear to be feasible solutions to this employee's problems dealing with changes to his routine.
Although many individuals with disabilities can apply for and perform jobs without any reasonable accommodations, there are workplace barriers that keep others from performing jobs which they could do with some form of accommodation. Moreover, it would be effective in enabling the employee to perform his job. A cashier easily becomes fatigued because of lupus and, as a result, has difficulty making it through her shift. The Guidance addresses what constitutes a request for reasonable accommodation, the form and substance of the request, and an employer's ability to ask questions and seek documentation after a request has been made. The Guidance discusses reasonable accommodations applicable to the hiring process and to the benefits and privileges of employment.