Job performance accommodations

DEFINITION: Job performance accommodations refer to modifications or adjustments made in the workplace to enable individuals with disabilities to effectively perform their job duties.

1. What types of accommodations can be made for job performance?
– Job performance accommodations can vary depending on the individual and their specific needs. Some common examples include assistive technology, flexible work hours, modified workstations, and changes in job duties or responsibilities.

2. Who is responsible for providing job performance accommodations?
– Employers are generally responsible for providing job performance accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar laws. However, it is a collaborative process where both the employer and the employee work together to determine the most suitable accommodations.

3. Can an employee request job performance accommodations without disclosing their disability?
– Yes, employees can request job performance accommodations without explicitly disclosing their disability. However, employers may require documentation or additional information to assess the need for accommodations and ensure compliance with relevant laws.

4. How are job performance accommodations determined?
– Job performance accommodations are determined through an interactive process between the employer and the employee. This process involves assessing the employee’s limitations, exploring possible accommodations, and finding solutions that address the employee’s needs while considering the employer’s operational requirements.

5. Can job performance accommodations be temporary or permanent?
– Job performance accommodations can be both temporary and permanent, depending on the nature of the disability and the employee’s needs. Some accommodations may be temporary to address specific limitations, while others may be ongoing to support the employee’s long-term job performance.