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If you’re worried that making job accommodations is hard on your employer--Stop.

A recent study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), shows just the opposite. They found that making an adjustment or changes to accommodate an employee’s medical condition usually has a positive impact on the workplace.

The study showed that the benefits employers receive from making accommodations included:

  • Retaining valuable employees
  • Improving productivity and morale
  • Reducing workers’ compensation and training costs
  • Improving company diversity

And the cost? Typically less than $500. In fact, 56% reported that accommodations cost the employer nothing. The key to making accommodations work? Thinking creatively and taking into consideration both your needs and those of your employer.

Check out the study here:


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