Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation
All three divisions of the Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed Washington state employers’ statutory duty to reasonably accommodate a disabled employee. When an employee requires a reasonable accommodation to continue working, the employer must engage in an interactive process of communicating with the employee with the goal of finding the best option for that person to continue working. The only limitation on an employer’s duty to engage in the interactive process is if the accommodation would pose an unreasonable hardship on the employer.
If your employer has taken an adverse action against you after you requested a reasonable accommodation, call us to find out how we can help.