Potential and Current Workers HeaderKeeping Work Header

If I ask for an accommodation, am I guaranteed to get one?

Great question!  You are actually not guaranteed to get the accommodation that you ask for, even if you have a disability that gets in the way of being successful at work.  People with disabilities may request an accommodation, and employers are required by law to consider the accommodation request.  Employers are generally required to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, but also have some discretion about how they provide the accommodation. Employers may reject, for example, an accommodation request due to unreasonable cost, if it would be an “undue hardship” to the employer.  In addition, if the accommodation would require an overhaul of how things are done in the workplace, it may also be considered to be an undue burden, and be rejected.  You may find that you need to negotiate with your employer about the accommodation.


Where am I in my employment journey?