Accommodating disabilities in the workplace

According to HR Daily Advisor, these are some of the common issues associated with hiring and managing employees with disabilities under the ADA: So to clear up the misconceptions about relations and expectations between employers and employees with disabilities, let’s take a closer look at the rights, safety precautions, and resources that enable everyone to efficiently do their jobs. are largely governed by the ADA, and several government entities are entrusted to ensure the act’s protections extend to the appropriate parties.

The ultimate goal of the ADA is to break down societal barriers and give all Americans equal rights regardless of disabilities, much in the way that equal rights are extended to individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, age, and national origin. Since 1994, employers with 15 or more employees have been subject to ADA requirements, including private companies, state and local governments, labor unions, and employment agencies.

This act also makes discrimination illegal against disabled individuals in state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.

However, hiring employees with disabilities can be a tricky endeavor for employers, and many disabled people don’t realize all of the employment rights they actually have until it’s too late.

Encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business.See the list of specific changes to the ADA made by the ADA Amendments Act. INTRODUCTION GENERAL PRINCIPLES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND JOB APPLICANTS REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION RELATED TO THE BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT TYPES OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS RELATED TO JOB PERFORMANCE JOB RESTRUCTURING LEAVE MODIFIED OR PART-TIME SCHEDULE MODIFIED WORKPLACE POLICIES REASSIGNMENT OTHER REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION ISSUES UNDUE HARDSHIP ISSUES BURDENS OF PROOF INSTRUCTIONS FOR INVESTIGATORS APPENDIX: RESOURCES FOR LOCATING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS INDEX This Enforcement Guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. © Crown copyright 2017 This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.To view this licence, visit uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3 or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: [email protected]