When an employee becomes disabled, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the employee can’t work anymore. There may be accommodations that will allow the employee to keep doing the job. To figure this out, the employee must first take these steps.
There’s no clear legal requirement yet, but disability-rights groups are increasingly targeting Internet sites for failure to accommodate individuals with disabilities, particularly with respect to vision and hearing impairments. Before you or your client come under fire, consider making some changes that will make your website more accessible now.
A possible accommodation for an employee’s disability may be the use of an assistive animal in the workplace. What considerations should go into deciding whether to allow this accommodation? Here’s a handy checklist to help employers respond—keeping in mind that they have only 10 days in which to do so.