Reasonable Accommodation - Your Questions AnsweredPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 October 2021
In light of the recent Workplace Relations Commissions (WRC) decision of Marie O’Shea v Health Services Executive (ADJ-00024740) it is important that employers consider that law in relation to providing reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability.
What does the legislation say about reasonable accommodation?
Section 16 of the Employment Equality Acts (EEA) requires an employer to do all that is reasonable to accommodate the needs of a person who has a disability by providing special treatment or facilities. The employer must take appropriate measures to enable a person who has a disability to:
- have access to employment;
- participate or advance in employment; and
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