When Must Employers Offer ADA Accommodations? 21:29, June 24, 2016

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When Must Employers Offer ADA Accommodations?

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To be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to offer an accommodation, an employer must have reason to know:
(1) that an employee has a disability
(2) that an employee has a problem at work
(3) that (1) and (2) are related

An employer may know (1) and (2), but the employer isn’t required to assume or guess (3). For case examples, see Employees Should Ask and Employers Need Not Ask.

But, if the employer has reason to know (3) — to suspect that (1) and (2) are related — then it should ask if accommodations are needed. For case examples, see Offer Accommodations Not Retirement and The Unconscious Need Not Ask.

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