Job Accommodations and “Interactive Process”

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Why Consider Reasonable Accommodations?

Employers are required under State and Federal disability laws to consider reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The law makes it clear that the focus for employers needs to be on engaging in an interactive process with the employee to determine how they can support employees in performing their essential job functions.

What are the Penalties?

You do not want to end up in court. A 2015 study shows that simply defending a discrimination claim can cost upwards of $125,000 and take on average 275 days to resolve. And that does not even address the potential fines and penalties an employer can face for failing to accommodate an employee with a disability.

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What are the Benefits?

Returning an employee with a disability to productive work is a win-win. Aside from meeting legal obligations, employers retain valuable, trained and productive employees when successful and effective reasonable accommodations are identified and implemented.

How DMG can assist you?

DMG has in-depth knowledge of employer’s obligations under the law, as well as extensive experience in navigating the interactive process and successfully identifying job accommodations. DMG is available to assist with:

  • Case-by-case facilitation of the Interactive process
  • Consultation on difficult accommodation issues
  • Development and implementation of your own in-house accommodation processes and tools.

Employers are required under State and Federal disability laws to consider reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The amended regulations make it clear that the focus for employers needs to be on engaging in an interactive process with the employee to determine how they can support employees in performing their essential job functions.

DMG has in-depth knowledge of employer’s obligations under the law, as well as extensive experience in navigating the interactive process and successfully identifying job accommodations.

DMG is available to assist with:

  • Case-by-case facilitation of the Interactive process
  • Consultation on difficult accommodation issues
  • Development and implementation of your own in-house accommodation processes and tools

Average cost in $ to accommodate an employee

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Employers found accommodations extremely effective

Average cost in $ to defend a discrimination claim

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