The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has created an online “living” toolkit that continuously updates best and emerging practices in providing workplace accommodations. The contents of the toolkit’s “drawers” and other suggestions for reasonable accommodation were presented by Lou Orslene, a codirector at JAN and Deb Dagit, founder of Deb Dagit Diversity and former Chief Diversity […]
Category: ADA & Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified disabled employees from discrimination. HR Daily Advisor gives you the background you need on who’s covered, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”, issues involving health insurance and medical leave, tax incentives for employers, and more.
A lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging that the ability to contract Ebola is a disability is “nonsensical,” according to the Massage Envy franchisee defending the case.
To help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are five steps employers can take, according to Dana Connell of Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Matt Morris, VP of FMLASource, ComPsych Corporation—both presenters at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans.
A brewery employee suffering from a medical condition was placed on additional work restrictions by his new treating physician. Accommodating the new restrictions put the employer in a position where it had to either invest in expensive equipment or let the employee walk.
A former employee sued her employer under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for violations of public policy after her request to rescind her resignation—made while her mental state was altered—was declined.
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this scenario, a police officer who took FMLA leave to recover from an injury asks to be assigned to light or desk duty or […]
Question: We have an employee who requested FMLA paperwork because of her migraines. Unfortunately, she is ineligible because her location is outside of the 75-mile radius of 50 employees or more. She is requesting special accommodations to miss work when she has a severe migraine. However, she is a kitchen designer and most of the […]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued an employer on an employee’s behalf, alleging that it fired him for complaining about discrimination on job-review site Glassdoor.com.
While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires a wide array of accommodations for workers with disabilities, there are a few things that generally are not required because they fail the law’s “reasonableness” test. Among those are a promotion and a new supervisor.
An employee who accrued more than 7 weeks’ worth of unscheduled absences during her 50-week probationary period was not entitled to job protection under federal disability law, an appeals court has ruled.