Reasonable Accommodation and Hostile Conduct

Employers have a duty to protect employees from workplace violence. Disability protection laws will generally not prevent employers from disciplining employees who engage in, or threaten, workplace violence.

In its Enforcement Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Psychiatric Disabilities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that “nothing in the ADA prevent[s] an employer from disciplining an employee for threats or violence in the workplace.”​

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