New Toolkit Helps with Disability Accommodations

Posted by BAS - 15 August, 2019

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s office of Disability Employment Policy developed a toolkit to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

The ADA requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to protect qualified individuals from employment discrimination based on disability. A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified person with a disability to apply for or perform a job. Employers subject to the ADA must offer reasonable accommodations when required.

The new Workplace Accommodation Toolkit is an interactive tool from JAN- the Job Accommodation Network. The Toolkit, which may be accessed by clicking here, consolidates resources on reasonable accommodations. It has tools for recruiters, hiring managers, and supervisors, tools for subject matter experts/consultants, and tools for employees and co-workers. The site includes sample policies, forms, checklists, training videos, and accommodation ideas.

Topics: HR & Benefits Compliance


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