Q. One of our drivers is not medically able to drive company trucks. Should we offer alternative employment? Should we adopt a formal policy covering disabled drivers?
A. For a driver, the ability to drive is an essential job function. It is not possible to offer a reasonable accommodation that will enable him or her to perform the job. You probably are not required to offer an alternative position.
A policy on accommodating disabilities is a good idea, however. It should advise employees with disabilities who need assistance to notify Human Resources, which will work with them on an appropriate solution.
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