Reasonable Accommodation Definitions

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5. Perhaps one of the most important protections for employees is the requirement that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees. Reasonable accommodations empower us to think creatively about how a job is performed. Sometimes just by thinking outside of the box and by engaging in the interactive process, employees and employers alike are able to identify solutions to keep an employee in the workforce. From adaptive equipment to modified schedules to restructured job duties to auxiliary aids and services, the list of possible accommodations that enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job is endless. Sometimes, however, even with creative thinking and the interactive

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