Washington Court Addresses Employee Sensitivity to Environmental Factors

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All employers are aware that they cannot discriminate against employees or applicants because of a disability. What employers often do not know is that disability law also requires that they reasonably accommodate employees or applicants with disabilities. That means that employers must take affirmative steps to permit an employee to perform the essential functions

of a job. This was recently addressed in Frisino v. Seattle School District, 160 Wn. App. 765(2011).

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