Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

What laws require that reasonable accommodations be provided?

The law: All employers with 15 or more employees, including for-profit and non-profit businesses, state and local governments, religious entities, and the United States Congress, must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Federal agencies of the Executive branch, Federal government contractors, and those who receive Federal financial assistance must comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Although not specifically requiring accommodations, the Family Medical Leave Act provides for 12 weeks of unpaid employee leave in the event of illness, which may be used by an employee with a disability as an accommodation.

 


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