What if providing a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability would create a hardship for another employee?
Author: Rhonda Leabo
In accommodating an employee with a disability, an employer is not required to take measures that cause undue hardship. An employer cannot claim undue hardship based on another employee's fears or discomfort, or that it affects workplace morale. However, an employer can argue undue hardship and deny a requested accommodation where it would be disruptive to another employee's ability to work.