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.
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.
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.