Reasonable Accommodation

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​State agencies are responsible for providing reasonable accommodation, in accordance with law and the Rules of the State Personnel Board, to qualified applicants and employees who experience workplace barriers because of a disability or who need adjustments to practice their religion. ​​​​


Disability Accommodation

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment.  It also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to assist qualified individuals with overcoming workplace barriers experienced because of a disability. 

 

Reasonable accommodation for disabilities is a practical change to the job application process, work environment, or manner in which work is performed, that does not result in undue hardship.  It effectively enables a qualified individual to be considered for employment, perform essential job functions, or enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment. 

 

Religious Accommodation

 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination based on religion in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other terms or conditions of employment.  The law also requires that an employer reasonably accommodate sincerely held religious beliefs or practices.  Reasonable accommodation for religion is an adjustment to the work environment or manner in which work is performed that does not result in undue hardship and would allow employees to practice their religion.  

 

The tools on this site are provided to assist agencies with implementing reasonable accommodation in their workplaces.

 

 

CONTACT

Policy and Compliance HR Specialist
Robbie Zell

Phone

 404-657-8458

Email

 robbie.zell@doas.ga.gov

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Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable Accommodation & the Interactive Process Steps

10/27/16

Sample Process Steps for Disability Accommodation

10/27/16

Sample Process Steps for Religious Accommodation

10/26/16

JAN Guide to the Interactive Process for Disability Accommodation

11/10/16

Reasonable Accommodation Procedures

Disability Accommodation Examples

10/27/16

Disability Accommodation Examples

Religious Accommodation Examples

10/26/16

EEOC - What You Should Know About Workplace Religious Accommodation

10/27/16

Work Schedule for Religious Accommodation

10/27/16

Job Duty/Transfer Religious Accommodation

10/27/16

Policy Modification/Dress Code Accommodation

10/27/16

Religious Expression Accommodation

Sample Forms from the ADA Coordinator's Office

11/17/16

Voluntary Request for Reasonable Accommodation

11/17/16

Employee Release

11/17/16

Health Care Provider Documentation

11/17/16

Action Checklist

11/17/16

ADA Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Other Sample Forms and Templates

10/26/16

Reasonable Accommodation Request for Disability or Religious Accommodation

10/26/16

Medical Inquiry

10/26/16

Georgia Activity Analysis

FAQs

11/10/16

Reasonable Accommodation Religious and Disability FAQs

Website Links for Disability Accommodation Assistance

11/18/16

Website Links for Disability Accommodation Assistance

Laws, Regulations, Rules and EEOC Guidance

11/18/16

Select Laws, Regulations, Rules, and EEOC Guidance

Disability Accommodation Webcasts

10/26/16

Disability Accommodation Webcasts

EEO is the Law Poster

10/26/16

EEO is the Law Poster