Essential Job Functions According to the ADA
Under the ADA, an employee must be able to perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation. But just what are essential functions? Are the functions what you would like in an ideal world or are they truly essential?
- Using job descriptions to identify essential functions of a job
- Real case scenarios where employers went wrong by reassigning essential functions
- Can something that doesn’t happen often be an essential function?
- Reasonable accommodations and essential functions
- Working with your worker’s compensation adjuster when an employee temporarily cannot perform essential functions
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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