There are no specific policies or procedures that employers must follow when trying to accommodate an employee with a disability.
However, employers may want to develop formal policies and procedures for several reasons.
(see section 2.5 in the ) Missouri State University is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for employees with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008 and becomes effective January 1, 2009.
Because this law makes several significant changes, including changes to the definition of the term "disability," the EEOC will be evaluating the impact of these changes on this document and other publications. 12112 (b)(5)(A) (1994) (it is a form of discrimination to fail to provide a reasonable accommodation "unless such covered entity can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship .
The University is committed to ensuring that no qualified individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or other appropriate services; however, accommodations cannot result in an undue burden to the University or fundamentally alter the essential functions of the job.
However, if reasonable accommodations would cause undue hardship or burden because of costs, the individual with a disability shall be given the option of providing the accommodations themselves or paying for the portion of the cost that poses the undue hardship or burden.