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An accommodation is a means of providing assistance or convenience for a person, and the practice of modifying objects and situations to the benefit or needs of another person. Originally, accommodation meant a loan or other financial favor. An accommodation can be a facilitation for someone or something to make an adaptation or adjustment; for example, a reasonable accommodation would mean an alternate working environment to allow a person with a disability to work without an undue burden or hardship. Furthermore, it also considers an employee's religious beliefs or practices without imposing undue hardship on the party taking the action. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must provide accommodations to account for their employees' disabilities.

[Last updated in February of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]