Disabled employees are entitled to individualized assessments of their limitations so employers can determine if a reasonable accommodation is possible.
Some employers have a protocol for particular conditions that may pose a health and safety risk. For example, employees who are prone to seizures may pose a risk should they have a seizure while driving or while working on a production line. However, those protocols must necessarily be based on general standards.
That’s why it’s crucial to be flexible, since disabled employees are entitled to an individualized assessment.
Recent case: Emmett, who is black, was hired as a Pennsylvania State Police cadet. Cadets are required to undergo 18 months of training before becoming full-fledged state troopers. They receive six months of training at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and 12 months of field training as probationary troopers. Emmett made it through academy tr...(register to read more)