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Accommodation: What You Should Know In Less Than Two Minutes

You just received a request to accommodate childcare obligations, or to accommodate an injury. How do you respond?

Do you need some form of accommodation and are unsure how to proceed?

Whether you are an employee or an employer, you have probably encountered an accommodation situation.
Duty to Accommodate to Point of “Undue Hardship”
You know that there is a duty to accommodate, but what does it really mean, and how far does it go?

Put simply, employers are required to accommodate individuals to the point of “undue hardship” where the need for accommodation relates to a ground protected by human rights legislation, such as disability.

Undue hardship is the limit beyond which employers are not obligated to accommodate. Employers are expected to exhaust all reasonable possibilities for accommodation before they can claim undue hardship, which is a high standard to meet.

Undue hardship includes cost, health, and safety considerations. In other words, employers will not be...

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