Q & A – What accommodations must I make for an employee’s addiction?

Q: What accommodations must I make for an employee’s addiction?

A: The employee’s addiction may be an ADA disability.  The most commonly requested accommodations are time off or flexible scheduling to enable the employee to receive treatment.  Employers do not have to excuse poor performance or policy violations related to the addiction and do not need to approve time off if an employee “falls off the wagon.”