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Asking for an Accommodation at Work

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Do you need to request an accommodation at work? Our Workplace Accommodation Request Tool can help.

About Workplace Accommodations

You can request an accommodation if there is a workplace barrier that is preventing you—because of a disability—from competing for a job, doing a job, or being treated equally on the job. Some examples of workplace accommodations you might request include:

  • A reasonable period of leave
  • A change in your work schedule
  • The opportunity to telework or work remotely
  • Removing physical barriers
  • Changes to your computer set-up
  • Tools, equipment, or training
  • Access to a sign-language interpreter
  • Reassigning marginal tasks to others
  • Reassigning you to a vacant position

These are just some examples of workplace accommodations. There is no complete official list, and you might need an accommodation that is not listed above.

You can ask for an accommodation for a job you already have, or for a job you are applying for. Also, the accommodation does not have to be permanent, depending on your needs.

Submit Your Request

Workplace accommodations are provided by the employer, so your request needs to be submitted to them. While your request doesn’t have to be in writing, submitting a letter can help, and it is often a good idea.

If you would like to request a workplace accommodation, you can use our Workplace Accommodation Request Tool. With the tool, you fill out a short form that asks for information about you, the job, and the accommodation(s) you are requesting. The information you give is added to a formatted letter that you can download or print. Then you just submit your letter to the employer via email, mail, or in-person.

To get started with your request, click the button below.

 

Get started on your request

 

Publication Code: EM18


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