Work Accommodations

In the United States, approximately 43 million people have physical or mental disabilities or impairments that substantially limit major life activities. In an effort to avoid discrimination against disabled people in the workplace, Congress enacted in July of 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One way that the ADA seeks to improve employment opportunities for disabled people is by requiring employers under certain circumstances to alter the workplace to accommodate disabilities. These alterations are known as workplace accommodations.


Inside Work Accommodations