ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. (ADA), as
amended in 2008, prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability
in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement or discharge of
employees; employee compensation; job training; and, other terms, conditions and
privileges of employment. [Section 102 (a)]
An employer must make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental
limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or
employee, unless such covered entity has demonstrated that the accommodation would
impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of such covered entity.
[Section 102 (b) (5) (A)] However, each individual is responsible for initiating the
request for reasonable accommodation, if such individual believes such accommodation
is required to enable him/her to perform the essential functions of the job.
The policy and procedures set forth herein are also intended to meet the requirements of
the Illinois Human Rights Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1989, ch. 68, para 1-101 et seq.) and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), as well as the ADA, as
amended in 2008.
In accordance with the law and regulations, it is the policy of the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity (hereinafter “DCEO”):
to inform employees and applicants about DCEO policies and of the right to
reasonable accommodations and
to provide any and all such reasonable accommodations in the most cost-effective
manner available unless it would impose an “undue hardship”.
This policy is intended to comply with the applicable laws and is not intended to create
any legal or contractual rights or obligations. For the purpose of this policy, the term
“employee” shall include “applicant” and “prospective employee”.
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