Puzzled by How to Handle an Accommodation Request? Ask JAN for Tools, Techniques


​How should an employer handle employee requests for accommodation—whether for the short  or long term? The response may involve a return-to-work plan, service animals, modified duty or something else entirely. The employer wants to do the right thing, but what does that mean, and what is the employer’s obligation under the law?

Linda C. Batiste, J.D., principal consultant for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), offered tools, techniques and resources on handling accommodation requests. JAN is a federally funded service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy that offers confidential guidance at no charge. 

She discussed the following scenarios during an Aug. 6 presentation at the Disability Management…


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