The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. As it relates to employment, the ADA protects both employees and applicants for employment. Covered employers (15 or more employees) are required to provide reasonable […]
A recent case out of Illinois joins a host of cases from other states holding that an employer that disciplines or terminates an employee for inappropriate conduct caused by a disability does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers are given wide latitude to develop […]
A Message From the CEO: I’m Stressed Out, But Does the ADA Care? By: Thoran Towler Who here gets stressed at work? Yeah, that’s everyone. Hopefully the stressful periods are few and far between. But what happens if an employee comes to you and says, “I’m stressed at this job and you need to accommodate […]
A Message From the CEO: The ADA & The Importance of an Accurate Performance Evaluation By: Thoran Towler As we know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only protects an individual who has a disability and who is “qualified for a position.” To be qualified under the ADA, an individual must: (1) have the requisite […]
Raymond Severson, plaintiff in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft Inc., has asked the United States Supreme Court to clarify how much leave is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Appeals Courts have issued conflicting opinions on the matter, which has created confusion for employers. The Supreme Court has not decided whether it will […]
ADA Compliance – Some Major Tips Step 1: See the Value Employees can sense when company leaders are just going through the motions, even if HR says all the right words. 1 in 5 U.S. adults has a disability. Source: Job Accommodation Network There are also less tangible, but no less important, benefits for […]
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