A term contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 relating
to the degree of accommodation an employer must make for a qualified, disabled
employee. An employer must make reasonable accommodations for the employee unless
making the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the employer's operations.
Factors taken into consideration in determining whether the accommodations would
unfairly burden the employer include the overall cost of the accommodation (taking
into account tax credits or other financial incentives provided by the government),
the overall financial resources of the entity, the effect of the accommodations
on the resources and operations, and the type of operation.
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