If an employee is unable to perform their job due to constraints, disability, or religious reasons, employers have a duty to assist and accommodate the employee to the point of undue hardship. This means it is a strict duty that the employer must abide by to make reasonable accommodations for the employee.
Denying accommodation for an employee with constraints to perform their job may result in a human rights violation. However, if a particular accommodation request severely impacts the business or the employee cannot fulfill their duties despite attempts made to accommodate, employers may be exempted from this duty.
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