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Is CBP required to provide a reasonable accommodation to a person without a disability due to that person’s association with someone with a disability?

No. Only qualified applicants and employees with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation. For example, the Rehabilitation Act would not require an employer to modify its leave policy for an employee who needs time off to care for a child with a disability. However, an employer must avoid treating an employee differently than other employees because of his or her association with a person with a disability. Although not eligible for a reasonable accommodation, CBP employees who face difficulties because of such circumstances are encouraged to speak with the immediate supervisor to discuss available alternatives and to contact the Employee Assistance Program for support or assistance.