This online employment course will help supervisors identify the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), define “disability” correctly, make reasonable accommodations, handle job interviews and postoffer discussions properly, deal appropriately with leaves of absence and reinstatement, and avoid discrimination based on disability.
Why “ADA—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:
Out of a total U.S. population of around 290 million, between 40 million and 50 million Americans have disabilities. This works out to nearly 1 in 6.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the federal law that prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
- Avoid making assumptions about a disability and its impact on the job.
- Judge individuals only on their ability to perform essential job functions.
- The ADA prohibits employers from considering “mitigating measures” when assessing a disability.
- Make reasonable accommodations to provide equal opportunities to
people with disabilities.