Title I and Production Quotas
Q: I am legally blind, and my workplace has a daily production quota. I have the same daily quota as employees without disabilities, and if I do not reach the standard percentage, I could be fired. Is that legal or can the ADA protect me?
A: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employer is required to work with an employee to determine whether an accommodation could be made to assist the individual with meeting the essential functions of the job. However, there is no obligation for employers to lower production or quality standards for disability-related reasons. The employer must be consistent in applying a uniform minimum production standard for all employees in the same job positions.