Reference Number: 
CTAS-1061

An employer is not required to provide an accommodation if it causes an “undue hardship.” Undue hardship means that the accommodation would be unduly costly, extensive, substantial or disruptive, or would fundamentally alter the nature of operation of the business. The factors to be considered include: cost of the accommodation, size and financial resources of the employer, and the nature and structure of the employer’s business. If cost is the reason for the undue hardship, the employer must offer the employee the opportunity to provide the accommodation or pay the portion of the cost that constitutes the hardship.