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    The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Does “make accommodation” mean “make an agreement” in the following sentence? If not, what is the correct meaning?

    Employers are required to make accommodation where possible to enable an employee to perform the essential functions of their job .

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

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    Have you read the text that follows that sentence? See Accommodation - Employee and Applicant Accommodation Under ADA


    Employers of choice make accommodations, whenever possible, for employees.

    According to the ADA, "an employer is required to make a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of an employee if it would not impose an 'undue hardship' on the operation of the employer's business. Undue hardship is defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense when considered in light of factors such as an employer's size, financial resources, and the nature and structure of its operation.

    "An employer is not required to lower quality or production standards to make an accommodation; nor is an employer obligated to provide personal use items such as glasses or hearing aids."
    These are examples of accommodations an employer might make for a qualified employee.

    • Modify the employee's work schedule in terms of hours, days, shifts, full- or part-time work, or starting and ending times.
    • Provide a sign language interpreter or a reader when necessary at work for gatherings such as meetings and training sessions.
    • Make sure that all areas the employee needs to enter to perform his or her job and to enjoy the equal benefits of employment are accessible.


    etc

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Good find, Chicken Sandwich.

    This shows, yet again, how helpful sufficient context can be. In this case, it practically answered the original question.

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    Have you read the text that follows that sentence? See Accommodation - Employee and Applicant Accommodation Under ADA
    According to the context, It means "provide an employee with things he needs for his/her work ".

    What is your opinion?
    Last edited by Shamsiyan; 20-Jul-2012 at 14:59.

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    In which dictionary did you find that?

    I found this more useful.

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In which dictionary did you find that?

    I found this more useful.
    I found it at this address:
    Accommodation | Easy to understand definition of accommodation by Your Dictionary

    Which meaning is the best?

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    I found it at this address:
    Accommodation | Easy to understand definition of accommodation by Your Dictionary

    Which meaning is the best?
    Have you tried thinking?

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Hello.
    I think this one is very close: accommodation - Legal Definition
    Or..."to do something helpful for somebody".
    I myself have been learning a lot from your threads about "accommodation".
    You're so fascinated by the word, aren't you?

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.
    I think this one is very close: accommodation - Legal Definition
    Or..."to do something helpful for somebody".
    I myself have been learning a lot from your threads about "accommodation".
    You're so fascinated by the word, aren't you?
    My impression, although I could be wrong, is that Shamsiyan is trying to memorise the entire dictionary. Not surprisingly, all of his recent question conerned words starting with the letter "a".

    This way of learning English is a complete waste of time. By the time you get to the letter "b", you still haven't learnt the meanings of useful word such as "parsimonious", "stringent" and "strenous". Morever, a dictionary is not something you should read from cover to cover and/or memorise verbatim. You should use it to look up words and expressions you don't know.

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    Re: The meaning of “make accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    My impression, although I could be wrong, is that Shamsiyan is trying to memorise the entire dictionary. Not surprisingly, all of his recent question conerned words starting with the letter "a".

    This way of learning English is a complete waste of time. By the time you get to the letter "b", you still haven't learnt the meanings of useful word such as "parsimonious", "stringent" and "strenous". Morever, a dictionary is not something you should read from cover to cover and/or memorise verbatim. You should use it to look up words and expressions you don't know.
    The significant words in your response, CS are 'a complete waste of time'. I am closing this thread to prevent Shamsiyan wasting anybody else's time.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Jul-2012 at 22:28. Reason: typo

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