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The Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I: Employment, prohibits employers with 15 or more employees and all state and local government employers from firing, refusing to hire or rehire, or otherwise discriminating against a “qualified” person with a disability on the basis of disability and obligates employers to provide reasonable accommodations.
To be “qualified,” a person must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. Employers are not required to provide an accommodation that would eliminate an essential function of an employee’s job or would pose an “undue hardship” for the employer. An accommodation is provided at the employer’s expense, unless the employer can demonstrate that it would pose an undue financial hardship.
Massachusetts Employment Discrimination Law M.G.L. c. 151B §4 prohibits any employer in Massachusetts who employs 6 or more people from firing, refusing to hire or rehire, or otherwise discriminating against a qualified disabled person based on disability and obligates covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) enforces this law.
Are you facing barriers in the workplace due to your disability? Qualified employees with disabilities have a right to request reasonable accommodations. In general, a reasonable accommodation is a modification to the way things are typically done or to the physical work environment that would enable a qualified person with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential functions of the position, and or to benefit equally from the privileges of employment.
The first step in securing reasonable accommodation is to make a request to your employer. The following are some important tips to assist you in making your request.
MOD provides technical assistance around reasonable accommodation requests.