NJ Disability Law | Accommodate A Disability At Work | NJ Employment Law

By Thomas McKinney

Does NJ Disability Law require that your employer accommodate your disability? It depends on the nature of the disability and your job. NJ Disability law requires that an employer offer a reasonable accommodation to your disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the business. You must be able to perform the essential functions of your job with the accommodation.

NJ Disability Law requires your employer to enter into the interactive process to determine what accommodations it can provide to you in order for your to perform the essential functions of your job. The interactive process will consist of the employer learning about your disability and discussing possible options that can be taken to accommodate your disability. There is no strict requirement regarding what must take place in the interactive process. The key is whether there has been an exchange of information and communication between the employee and employer regarding trying to accommodate the disability. NJ Employment Law has various statutes including the New JEY Law Against Discrimination and Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) that protect disabled employees.

If you has a question regarding NJ Disability Law and whether you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation, please contact a NJ Employment Lawyer from Castronovo & McKinney.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.