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Is left-handedness a real disability?

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Q. An employee recently complained that we have failed to accommodate his left-handedness. He argued that all our desks are constructed for right-handed people. To accommodate his left-handedness, he is requesting an expensive new piece of office furniture. Do we have to accommodate him?

A. Left-handedness is not a disability under the ADA, and you will therefore not be liable for failing to accommodate this employee. While you may opt to buy the new furniture, you are not legally required to do so.

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