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ADA Rules For Undue Hardship

The following is excerpted from our ADA Training & Certification Program:
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Undue Hardship

The determination of whether an accommodation is reasonable is based upon whether implementation of the accommodation will present an undue hardship on the employer.

Undue hardship means there will be significant difficulty or expense incurred implementing the accommodation and focuses on the resources and circumstances of the particular employer in relationship to the cost or difficulty of providing a specific accommodation.

Undue hardship is not based just on financial difficulty; it refers to reasonable accommodations that are unduly extensive, substantial, or disruptive, or those that would fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the business.

Each situation must be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a particular reasonable accommodation would cause undue hardship. What may be an undue hardship to one employer may be reasonable for another employer.

Factors to be considered when determining whether undue hardships exist are:Undue Hardship Questions

When reviewing an accommodation to determine the impact on the workplace, there are several fundamental questions that should be asked.ADA Training
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