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Navigate the workplace

You don’t have to navigate workplace accommodations by yourself. We can help.

You have the right to fair consideration for any position you’re qualified for. The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. This law applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to state and local government employers. Federal employers must follow similar anti-discrimination policies spelled out in the Rehabilitation Act.

An applicant with a disability, like all other applicants, must be able to meet the employer's requirements for the job, such as education, training, employment experience, skills or licenses. In addition, an applicant with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of the job—the fundamental duties—either on his or her own or with the help of reasonable accommodation. However, an employer does not have to provide a reasonable accommodation that will cause undue hardship, which is significant difficulty or expense for the employer.

Here are some resources you may find helpful: