ADA Does Not Allow Employee to Choose Accommodation

John GarnerCompliance, Resources

The structure of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and reasonable accommodation has been clarified by Swanson v. Flossmoor, a recent case decided by the 7th Circuit.  The ADA requires a covered employer to provide an eligible employee with a disability a reasonable accommodation allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job.  However, the reasonable accommodation is not necessarily the one that the employee suggests or prefers.

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