Tag: ADA

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Under the Radar: Mental Disability Buzzwords You Might Be Missing

By now, most employers with at least 15 employees have a general familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That said, what does or does not—constitute a “disability” under the ADA may not be as clear. This is especially true when it comes to disabilities that are mental, rather than physical, in nature. One […]

Reasonable Accommodations for Mental Illnesses

Most HR teams are aware of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA). They understand that they’re required to utilize an interactive process when configuring reasonable accommodations for anyone who qualifies and that many conditions, including mental health conditions, easily qualify.

Even Employees With Disabilities Must Comply With Your Policies

Question:  An employee who was working restricted duty as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was arrested and isn’t able to come to work until further notice. Can we fire the employee now for attendance reasons, or do we have to wait until he is out of jail?

Accommodation Options for Overweight Employees

With the majority of Americans being classified as either overweight or obese, it stands to reason that the vast majority of employers will have many overweight individuals as employees. While most of the time this is not something of consideration, some overweight individuals may benefit from employer assistance to ensure their working environment can accommodate […]

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Appeals Court Case Discusses Role of Job Description in ADA Claims

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against employees based on disabilities. This does not mean that employers violate the ADA if they terminate or refuse to hire employees with disabilities. Rather, the law provides an exception if the employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the job without […]

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Appeals Court Case Discusses Role of Job Description in ADA Claims

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against employees based on disabilities. This does not mean that employers violate the ADA if they terminate or refuse to hire employees with disabilities. Rather, the law provides an exception if the employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the […]

Almost Royal: How Not to Conduct an Interview

The BBC’s faux reality show, Almost Royal, follows the lives of British aristocrat siblings, Poppy and Georgie Carlton as they tour the United States with their father’s ashes in tow. After their father’s untimely demise from a shooting accident, this brother-sister duo travel across the Atlantic to tour the country that their father loved in accordance […]

Accommodating Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Workforce

In part 1 of this article, we discussed how the fight for top talent is requiring employers to invest in keeping their current staff healthy and productive. Comprehensive disability management programs can be a key part of this approach—helping assess employees’ needs, connecting them with workplace resources, and providing accommodation recommendations to help them stay […]