Reasonableness of Accommodation Not Always Dependant on Employee’s Ability to Complete Job Function

A teacher who is a single leg amputee requested a teacher’s aide and a classroom on a lower floor as a disability accommodation. His employer, Associates for Renewal in Education (ARE), refused his request because he was able to complete his work without the accommodation although it caused him great pain. Find out why the D.C. Circuit Court denied part of a lower court’s ruling and what implications it could have on your ADA accommodation requests.