The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) protect qualified people with disabilities but who can do the job. It requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow disabled people to perform a job’s essential functions. For employees with a disability or serious medical condition who can perform the essential functions of the job, these laws provide protection from discrimination.
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Under federal “ADA” law, employers must make reasonable accommodations to enable an employee with a disability to perform a position’s essential functions. A reasonable accommodation is an action that enables an employee with a disability to receive the same opportunities and benefits of employment as other employees. Employers must provide:
However, the employer’s duty to accommodate has its limits. Accommodations must not impose an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business. The employee must prove that the accommodation is reasonable both in cost and benefit to the employer’s business.
Generally, three things must be proven for an individual to prevail under a claim: