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 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.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Definition of ADA Terms
- Summary of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance on the ADA and People with Psychiatric Disability
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Sections 501, 503 and 504
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
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