Employees and applicants with a disability may be eligible for reasonable accommodations that will allow them to perform the essential functions of their position or participate in the hiring process for an open position. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, employment practice or the work environment.
- Disability accommodations
Reasonable accommodation for an employee may include such things as changing the physical layout of the workplace, restructuring job duties, providing assistive technology or modifying the employee’s work schedule. A reasonable accommodation for an applicant may include making reasonable modifications to the application, screening or interview process to ensure the process is accessible.
- Pregnancy accommodations
Accommodations for pregnant faculty or staff may include more frequent breaks, limits on lifting, access to places to sit, ergonomic furniture or other measures that can enable the pregnant individual to work. Students can also request accommodation based on pregnancy, childbirth or a related condition.
- Religious accommodations
Every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic or work obligations.
For accommodation inquiries please email us at Accommodations@northwestern.edu