Reasonable Accommodations in the City Workplace

Informational Memo

Published: January 20, 2016

Reasonable Accommodations in the City Workplace
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Federal and state laws prohibit city employers from discriminating against any qualified individual with a disability because of that disability. Review requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA).  Find definitions of key terms such as disability, reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, and light duty. Understand employer and employee obligations about reasonable accommodations and the role of an interactive process so employees can perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace”: