Failure to accommodate persons with disabilities or persons with sincere religious beliefs

Under the ADA, if you are a person with a disability, the company has an obligation to provide you an accommodation so that you can perform your job. This accommodation must be reasonable and cannot be an undue burden on the company. The company also has an obligation to engage in the interactive process to determine a reasonable accommodation for you.

Under Title VII, a company must provide a reasonable accommodation for a person with sincere religious beliefs. For example, a person who has a sincere belief that he or she should not work on the Sabbath, must be accommodated by his or her employer in scheduling as long as it does not cause an undue hardship on the employer.