The question of how far an employer must go to accommodate a disabled employee is at the very heart of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Answering that question starts with understanding the term “reasonable accommodations.”
Violence in the workplace has become an increasingly more common occurrence. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its 2004 report entitled Fatal Occupational Injuries by Event or Exposure, 1998-2003, there were 631 documented workplace homicides in 2003. Workplace homicides are the second leading cause of death in the workplace and they make up 16% of all occupational fatalities.