Can an employer be required to make accommodations in testing?

Yes.  Accommodations may be needed to assure that test or examinations measure the actual ability of an individual to perform job functions rather than reflect limitations caused by the disability.  Tests should be given to people who have sensory, speaking, or manual impairments in a format that does not require the use of the impaired skill, unless it is a job-related skill that the test is designed to measure.

 

Posted by Sheri Abrams, Attorney at the Law, www.sheriabrams.com