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Reasonable Accommodation for Disability Requests

DePaul will make, upon request and appropriate documentation, reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability who meets the necessary skill, experience, education, training and other job-related requirements of a position and who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits the qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job or to enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by individuals without disabilities.

When a job accommodation is requested, a representative of Employee Relations will confer with the employee with regard to the type of accommodation that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the position. The requirements of the particular position and the employee’s accommodation needs will be evaluated in order to identify potential accommodations that will be effective and reasonable. So long as the accommodation is reasonable, it need not be the specific accommodation requested by the employee. The university is not required to provide an accommodation that would impose an undue hardship on the university.

The employee or potential employee will be required to complete the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Disability) and provide physician certification of his/her disability. Please contact employeerelations@depaul.edu to request the physician certification form.

Additional information may be found in the university's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy.

Section 504 requires that the University not discriminate against people with disabilities and provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities under certain circumstances. ​​​​​