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Reassignment as Reasonable Accommodation: Mandatory or Not?

Earlier this month, I wrote about the ADA and hiring preferences , pointing out that the disability discrimination laws do not prevent an employer from giving a hiring preference to a disabled job applicant by creating a cause for action in favor of a non-disabled applicant or employee. What happens...

Reassignment as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

by Mark G. Jeffries I was recently asked if an employer has to assign a qualified employee with a disability to a vacant position as part of the employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate the disability. The employer believed that, if he had a vacant position and the disabled employee was qualified...