undue hardship

Undue hardship is a term contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 relating to the degree of accommodation an employer must make for a qualified, disabled employee.

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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.