Accommodating disabilities

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Moreover, it would be effective in enabling the employee to perform his job.

A cashier easily becomes fatigued because of lupus and, as a result, has difficulty making it through her shift.

He asks for a reasonable accommodation and proposes three options: staying on one floor permanently, staying on one floor for two months and then rotating, or allowing a transition period to adjust to a change in floor assignments.

This Guidance sets forth an employer's legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation; however, employers may provide more than the law requires.

This Guidance examines what "reasonable accommodation" means and who is entitled to receive it.

to call a relay service operator who can then place the telephone call and relay the conversation between the parties. The Court explained that "in ordinary English the word 'reasonable' does not mean 'effective.' It is the word 'accommodation,' not the word 'reasonable,' that conveys the need for effectiveness." Id. A TTY is a device that permits individuals with hearing and speech impairments to communicate by telephone.

This is "reasonable" because a TTY is a common device used to facilitate communication between hearing and hearing-impaired individuals.

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