Tag: disabilities

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 […]

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How to Develop On-the-Job Training for Disabled Employees

Currently, only 18.7% of individuals with a disability are employed in the United States, with an unemployment rate that is double the unemployment rate for individuals with no disability. And many employers are still unsure of which accommodations they’re required to provide employees with disabilities by law, especially with the steady pace of technological innovation.

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3 Things to Focus on When Hiring Workers with Disabilities

In 2017, less than 19% of Americans with a disability were employed. However, with the existing low rates of national unemployment and a job market that’s favorable to jobseekers, more organizations are starting to hire individuals with disabilities. And if your organization is one of them, here are seven things you should do.

The Importance of Accommodations

In part one of this article we began to explore a survey conducted by The Standard concerning disability management. Today we’ll look at how disabled workers were connected to resources and the importance of accommodations.