Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

Employers should have a clear and lawful policy regarding accommodating employees with disabilities. Here are a few examples of policy format and language that should be considered:

1. The policy should be separate, and in addition to the typical nondiscrimination and antiharassment guidelines found in most companies.

2. The policy should designate specific individuals who will review and handle accommodation requests.

3. Managers should be trained to observe employee behaviors and listen carefully to ensure their awareness of the potential need for an accommodation.

For assistance developing, improving, or updating your company’s policy on accommodating employees with disabilities, please don’t hesitate to contact Ed Fabritiis at HR 1Source. Ed’s cell: 804.366.5721 Ed’s email:

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