The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that an employer engage in an interactive process in connection with efforts to reasonably accommodate an employee's disability. This process requires an exchange of information between an employer and employee. Having a policy in place that memorializes an employer's desire to engage in the interactive process and consider reasonable accommodations is recommended - such a policy will be written evidence of an employer's desire to comply with the ADA and will assist supervisors, managers and HR professionals in handling requests for accommodations in a consistent manner.
This How To details the steps a prudent employer should take when an employee returning from Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave requests an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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