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Here are a few pages to add to your ADA accommodation playbook from a recent federal appellate court decision

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The Americans with Disabilities Act makes employers responsible for reasonably accommodating individuals with disabilities unless doing so will create undue hardship. However, accommodating employees with disabilities is not a perfect science.

Fortunately, a recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision provides employers with some helpful tips.

The case involves an employee who worked with heavy machinery until injuring himself badly at work. After several surgeries, his doctor determined that he had reached his maximum medical improvement but could return to work subject to certain physical restrictions.

The employer determined that, because of these restrictions and the nature of his job,

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