Viewing Accommodation of Employees’ Disabilities through a Faith Lens

  • James M. Wilkerson
  • Darin L. Gerdes


We explore how a biblically-based worldview influences managers’ motivation when attempting to accommodate employees with disabilities. Three issues form the basis of this article: (a) whether the employee with a disability asks for accommodation; (b) the two-way street of responsibility for making accommodation work; and (c) socialization of accommodation via informed co-worker involvement. In covering these issues, we touch on concepts that include operational and administrative efficiency, servant leadership, legal compliance, paternalism, and co-worker relationships.