DISCLAIMER: I am not seeking legal advice.
The ada.gov web site was less than helpful. Mostly all they offered are links to government pamphlets. I’m not particularly interested in wading through page after page of pdf’s.
I know that, in the main, the ADA compels employers to provide “reasonable acommodation” to persons with disabilities. The thing is, those words (reasonable, acommodation, and disabilities) are open to interpretation, and my employer’s interpretation will differ from mine, which will differ from my lawyer’s, which will differ from the judge’s.
What’s the general idea? If, for example, an employee has a job requiring manual dexterity and/or heavy lifting and develops arthritis as he ages, could the ADA compel his employer to offer him a desk job?
Or is the whole thing more about wheelchair ramps, handicap stalls, and similar acommodations?