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Undue Hardship

“Undue hardship” refers to an accommodation that would be unduly costly, extensive, or substantial, or that would fundamentally alter the nature of the business.  Even if a particular accommodation would impose undue hardship, however, the employer must consider whether there are alternative accommodations that would not impose such hardship.  The undue hardship exception is a narrow one.  An employer should not refuse accommodation on the basis of undue hardship hastily.

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