Accommodating employees

Are there any eligibility requirements that tend to screen out people with disabilities (such as requiring people to show or have a driver’s license when driving is not required)? Bush at the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, reprinted at The Legal Landscape Before looking at the individual parts of the ADA, it’s best to look at the whole picture.

Before you begin your accessibility audit, you need to understand the answers to several basic questions. Having an overview of the laws, regulations, and other legal requirements helps to put everything in context.

Revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards) were issued on September 15, 2010 and went into effect on March 15, 2012. In the broadest sense, it requires that state and local governments be accessible to people with disabilities.

Accessibility is not just physical access, such as adding a ramp where steps exist.

Second, a formal policy that is shared with employees helps employees know what to expect if they request an accommodation and also helps them understand that other employees might be requesting and receiving accommodations.Finally, formal procedures help employers document their efforts to comply with the ADA. Where can employers get sample accommodation policies and procedures?JAN and the EEOC have sample accommodation policies and procedures on their websites: 3.Broader than any disability law that came before it, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act made it illegal for the federal government, federal contractors, and any entity receiving federal financial assistance to discriminate on the basis of disability.Section 504 obligates state and local governments to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to any programs, services, or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

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