Reasonable Accommodation: A Focus on Small Employers
Reasonable accommodation is a cornerstone of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation allows people to approach the same work, in a way that works for them; it’s not about people getting “special” or “extra” rights. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. There are approximately 25 million small businesses in the United States, and these businesses represent the vast majority of employers. Many small employers believe that reasonable accommodation is cost prohibitive. In reality, most employers report low or no cost when making accommodations. This webinar will explore the misunderstandings and best practices of particular relevance to small employers when accommodating employees with disabilities in and around the workplace.