What follows are the questions and the answers we were able to determine at this time. When more information becomes available, we will update this report. DOL officials estimate that at least 1, of the more thanpeople who received some type of job search assistance or training during FY have disabilities.
What's an Employer to Do? Employer guidelines were developed from the analysis. The ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees that are or have recently become disabled.
The guidelines can help prevent problems with a disabled employee and accommodate their needs. Design Criteria Author Identified: Review each accommodation request individually to determine the best response.
Ask employees about their need for accommodations, limitations they have, and how to best fulfill them. Evaluate the job to determine the critical aspects that can or cannot get done with the employee's disability. Determine if the job can still be done with accommodation for the employee's limitations.
Do not use company policy as a way to avoid helping disabled employees. Document all accommodations discussed, offered, declined, or accepted and justify the decisions. Analyze the effect that the accommodation will have on the company, and then select the best accommodation for the employee and the company.
Make all existing facilities able to be used by both disabled and able-bodied employees when initiating any design. Modify the employment application process to allow for disabled workers.
Reassign employees to other positions if their disability cannot be accommodated for or tasks completed. Key Concepts The ADA is a civil rights act that assures that employers do not discriminate against disabled employees or potential employees.
Discrimination against job application, procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions or privileges that a qualified employee should receive are a few of the ADA 's actions. A disabled person is defined as having a mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major life activities or has a record of impairment.
Impairment is a physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfiguration, or anatomical loss affecting one or more body systems or a mental or psychological disorder. Requests by employees for reasonable accommodation can be either in writing or verbally relayed to the employer.
Employees are expected to make the first request; from there the employer should make the necessary changes.
Employers should reassign disabled workers to a job they can perform if one is available, if not, they should wait a reasonable amount of time for one to open up.
Research Method Court decisions and past actions involving the ADA were evaluated to identify the interpretation of reasonable accommodation.
The decisions formed the guidelines that employers should follow to achieve the ADA 's standards and lessen the chance of litigation. Limitations "Reasonable amount of time" is not defined. Commentary ADA standards are hard to define because room is left for interpretation, as every situation is different.
More specific guidelines need to be developed so that all employers will know how to accommodate employees and avoid liabilities, these are offered as a beginning.
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