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Employee with Disabilities Policy

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wentworth Institute of Technology will make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable such person to perform essential job functions and/or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment, so long as such accommodation does not imposed an undue burden on the Institute. To be protected by the ADA an employee must have a "disability," as defined below, and be qualified to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation by Wentworth. A disability is defined under the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A disability also includes having a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and standing. If you feel you may need a reasonable accommodation you should request one by contacting the Human Resources office.