Accommodating disabled workplace

In that case, the employer may ask about the use of legal drugs in order to seek an explanation for the positive test result.

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Additional and broader questions may be permitted depending on the circumstances and occupation.

An employer must make a conditional job offer before requiring a medical examination (and/or making inquiries).

Types of accommodation that may, depending upon the circumstances, be considered reasonable include, but are not limited to, the following: An employer is obligated to provide reasonable accommodation only to the known handicaps of an applicant or employee.

An employer need not offer or provide reasonable accommodation where it has no knowledge or reason to know of the individual's need for an accommodation.

By requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations, the ADA has had a positive effect on the placement of disabled individuals in the workforce, and has raised the consciousness of U. employers while reducing discrimination against the disabled.

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