Are employers allowed to deny reasonable accommodations?

When an employee has a disability, the employer has a duty to discuss and provide reasonable accommodations unless doing so would present an undue hardship. An accommodation request can be refused only if the company would experience significant difficulty or expenses in providing it.

An employer cannot claim there is an undue hardship simply because a requested accommodation would involve some expenses. There are several factors to consider when determining whether an undue hardship exists. These include the nature and cost of the accommodations and the company’s size, financial resources, structure and operations.

If you suspect your employer denies you reasonable accommodations for unlawful reasons, contact an experienced Oakland employment lawyer. Erlich Law Firm can help you figure out whether you have a case for disability discrimination against your employer. We are dedicated to protecting your rights in the workplace.

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