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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. 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. They also need to 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. Also, if the accommodation would need 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.

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