HB561 (2005) Detail

Relative to reasonable accommodation by employers under the state law against discrimination.


HB 561 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0626

08/04

HOUSE BILL 561

AN ACT relative to reasonable accommodation by employers under the state law against discrimination.

SPONSORS: Rep. Rogers Johnson, Rock 13; Rep. P. McMahon, Merr 3; Rep. Ulery, Hills 27; Rep. Bergin, Hills 6; Rep. Brundige, Hills 19; Sen. Hassan, Dist 23; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Foster, Dist 13; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

ANALYSIS

This bill requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation, unless business necessity makes the accommodation impossible or imposes an undue hardship on the employer.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0626

08/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to reasonable accommodation by employers under the state law against discrimination.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Reasonable Accommodation. Amend RSA 354-A:7 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII.(a) For any employer not to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, unless such employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of the employer; or

(b) For any employer to deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee who is an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, if such denial is based on the need of such employer to make reasonable accommodation to the physical or mental impairments of the applicant or employee.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

Links

HB561 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB561 Revision: 9001 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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