Respond to the following discussion questions responses (numbers1&2)…. And answer the following discussion question (number 3)

1. Angela Reyna

In order to determine what is reasonable, an employer must look at the request made by the applicant or employee with a disability. As his manager, I will need to provide the appropriate accommodation for my new hire. I would have to conduct an assessment of the requested accommodation to determine the appropriate accommodation for the employee. A reasonable accommodation is any change to the application or hiring process, to the job, to the way the job is done, or the work environment that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job and enjoy equal employment opportunities. For example, to accommodate the new employee I can provide wheelchair if needed. Along side that I will make sure the work enviorment is wheelchair accessible,

other examples include but not limited to

Change job tasks.

Provide reserved parking.

Improve accessibility in a work area.

Change the presentation of tests and training materials.

Provide or adjust a product, equipment, or software.

Allow a flexible work schedule.

Provide an aid or a service to increase access.

Reassign to a vacant position.

“Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace.” ADA National Network, 26 Jan. 2023,

2. Faith Roberts

The American Disabilities Act provides for mandatory reasonable accommodation among qualified employees. As a manager, I should be able to provide equal opportunities to the disabled staff, yet qualified. This includes providing an environment where they can work. If there is a need, I will make adjustments at the workplace to accommodate such employees. This includes the provision of wheelchairs and lowering working desks among others. Setting up machines so that it is convenient for the disabled to operate efficiently. Negotiate with the employees on accommodation and come to an agreement and favorable terms. This can be done via an interactive conversation. In situations where an employee has requested an inappropriate accommodation, the best way is to negotiate with him/her. Negotiations will require agreeing on the terms of the accommodation to determine if it is inappropriate. In the negotiation, an interactive process is used to make sure the employee offers his/her views freely. If it is not possible to offer the accommodation, the employee has to be notified and the reasons for failure to recognize the accommodation are provided to him/her.

3. Respond to the following:

Employers and their contracted employees don’t always agree. An employer has an obligation to bargain under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The collective bargaining process includes 5 core steps. Select 1 step in the process and provide and discuss the following information: 

A description of the step

The main takeaway from this step in the process

A tip for success in this step from both the employer’s and employee’s side