WAC 162-22-080     Accommodation to employees with disabilities.

     (1) It is an unfair practice for an employer to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodations to the sensory, mental, or physical limitations of employees, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person, unless the employer can demonstrate that such an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the conduct of the employer's business.

     (2) It is an unfair practice for an employer to refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate against an able worker with a disability because the employer will be subject to the requirements of this section if the worker is hired, promoted, etc.

     (3) The cost of accommodating an able worker with a disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person will be considered to be an undue hardship on the conduct of the employer's business only if it is unreasonably high in view of the size of the employer's business, the value of the employee's work, whether the cost can be included in planned remodeling or maintenance, the requirements of other laws and contracts, and other appropriate considerations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-22-080, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98; Order 23, 162-22-080, filed 7/21/75.]