What is Undue Hardship?
When an employee with a disability requests that their employer provide them with an accommodation that they consider to be reasonable, the employer is typically required to provide them with that accommodation. The only exception to this rule is if the accommodation can be shown to cause an undue hardship for the employer, either by costing too much or disrupting business operations.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a dispute with an employer regarding accommodations for disabled individuals, we may be able to help you through this difficult legal process. Contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, today at 512-330-0017 to learn more about what you can do to receive the respect you deserve.
Undue Hardship Considerations
When deciding whether a request counts as a reasonable accommodation or might represent an undue hardship, the following are some of the factors that are typically considered:
- The size of the business
- The financial resources of the business
- The cost of the accommodation
- The effect of the accommodation on other employees and the workplace
- Potential alternatives
These are just some of the many factors that should be considered in order to determine whether an employer should grant a requested accommodation.
If you or someone you know feels that you have been denied reasonable accommodations for your disability, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, today at 512-330-0017 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.