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.

ADA: Are All Workers With Mental Illnesses Covered?

The recent spate of workplace violence has employers wondering what the ADA has to say about workers with mental illness. The answer is … it depends. It’s been a month since the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech and a less-publicized, but equally relevant to employers, hostage situation at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. In […]

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Now Hear This: ADA Covers “Invisible Disabilities,” Too

Even if you can’t see the results of a worker’s disability, you need to respect them, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are the rules to follow. Every time we look at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it seems there are additional disabilities being covered. That’s not really happening, of course. The […]

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ADA Complexity Leading to Increased Lawsuits

As the Americans with Disabilities Act enters its 16th year, compliance is more than ever the order of the day. But you need a good guide to do it right. A recent Advisor article talked about the upsurge in legal action over violations by businesses of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). […]

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“Drive-By Lawsuits” Against Business an Unfortunate By-Product of ADA, Says Disability Group Leader

The best defense against Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits, whatever their motivation: Comply with the letter … and the spirit … of the law. Andrew Imparato doesn’t want you to get sued for failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That’s rather ironic since, as president of the American Association of People […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Achieving Safe Passage Through the ‘Minefield’

How do you make the Americans with Disabilities Act clear? Have a former DOL insider reduce its complexity to universal understandings. When Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there likely was little thought that anyone would call the law a “minefield.” Yet that’s just how ABC News reporter John Stossel described ADA in […]

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Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), "reasonable accommodation" depends on the job, not just the employee

Employment law attorneys note that ADA will not force you to make “reasonable accommodations” to the point that they hamper job performance When the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, some employers went into a tailspin. ADA mandated “reasonable accommodations” for the disabled. That invoked the specter of all manner of expensive […]

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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and alcohol and drug testing in the workplace: When to do it… when you have to stop

While some employers may regard alcohol and drug addiction as self-control issues, the Americans With Disabilities Act emphatically does not. Both addictions are qualified disabilities under ADA. Those who suffer from them are consequently protected against discriminatory behavior by employers. The Americans With Disabilities Act, requires that you offer equal employment opportunity to rehabilitated alcoholics […]

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