Employee Accommodation Policy

Employee Accommodation Policy

Consistent with the obligations of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) under applicable state and federal laws, UIC is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants, candidates, and employees with covered disabilities.  UIC will give notice to all applicants, candidates, and employees of their responsibilities and the procedures to be followed in processing accommodation requests.  Individuals with disabilities are responsible for requesting accommodations.  Departments are responsible for following the established procedures to evaluate and process accommodation requests.  In this policy, UIC broadens the scope of considering accommodation requests to include requests based on medical conditions that may not meet the definitions of “disability” or “handicap” under the laws mentioned in this paragraph.  Requests based on medical conditions not qualifying as disabilities or handicaps under the laws may be granted or denied at the discretion of UIC.  By considering a request or granting a requested accommodation under this policy, UIC is not considering or regarding the employee as having a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or a handicap as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act.  For additional information regarding this policy access the link below.