Personal Assistance and Reasonable Accommodation
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified disabled job applicants and employees to be able to work. Appropriate accommodations may allow disabled individuals to be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job which they could not otherwise perform.
Arthur F. Silbergeld is a partner in the Los Angeles Labor & Employment Group of Thompson Coburn LLP.
Alexander M. Carnevale is a law student at UCLA School of Law and a summer associate at Thompson Coburn LLP in Los Angeles.
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