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Suddenly stopped informal accommodations? Get ready to defend decision in court

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Disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employers cannot simply develop a list of one-size-fits-all accommodations for a particular condition. Each disability must be analyzed based on the unique set of circumstances that a disabled employee presents.

Before concluding that no accommodation is possible, you must take the time to work with the employee and his or her medical providers in search of solutions.

Advice: Document every part of this individualized, interactive accommodations process.

Recent case: Beth worked as a billing assistant and got good reviews for her work, However, her supervisor noted that she was overly sensitive and argumentative with her co-workers.

Beth had been receiving mental health counseling since she was 10 years old.

Sometime during her employment, she began experiencing panic attacks and sought out addi...(register to read more)

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