The Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New York Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law all require employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for employees with disabilities. If you request an accommodation, your employer is required to discuss your needs and to attempt to provide an accommodation that will make it possible for you to perform your job.
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If you have a physical or mental disability, you have the right to remain employed for as long as you can perform the essential functions of your job — with or without a reasonable accommodation.
What is a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?
A reasonable accommodation for a disability is anything your employer can do that will enable you to perform the essential functions of your job which is not unduly burdensome or expensive for your employer to implement. Depending on the circumstances, a reasonable accommodation could include:
- Time off for medical treatment or recovery
- Special or modified devices, facilities or equipment
- Other accommodations for a disability, including a medical leave
If you are disabled and your employer has denied you an accommodation you need, one of our employment law attorneys may be able to help you talk to your employer and figure out what options are available. If you have already been denied an accommodation and lost your job as a result, we can assert your legal rights.
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