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.
When I ask direct supervisors who their employees go to for assistance about a health condition in the workplace, they’re quick to say, “Me! My employees know they can come to me with anything.” While it may be true that direct supervisors have a good relationship with their employees, it can often be challenging or […]
Do you employ workers with Autism? If not, you’re missing out on bunch of benefits these workers bring to the table.
Research conducted by the World Health Organization shows that the U.S. economy loses around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity due to mental health disorders and illnesses. Another study by Mental Health America saw correlation among workplace environments, employee satisfaction rates, and mental health.
Most employers and HR professionals are familiar with the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the workplace, and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently heard a claim from an in-house lawyer who sued her employer for refusing to provide the accommodation she requested as a result of pregnancy-related complications.
Individuals with physical and mental disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to hiring. Even though there are federal and state laws in place to protect people with disabilities, it can be challenging for these individuals to find employment, even in the absence of overt discrimination, due to a number of factors. Recent historical trends […]
It’s Monday morning, seven inches of snow have accumulated outside and the weatherman predicts another five to come. Do you shut down your business operations or require your employees to report to work? For many HR professionals, the above hypothetical has become a reality as the past several months brought snowstorms in the Midwest, nor’easters […]
Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a difficult area for employers to navigate. A recent case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—provides a helpful example of how you should clearly spell out job requirements and qualifications so you can better respond to potential […]
A federal court in Louisville, Kentucky recently changed its mind and reinstated claims that had previously been dismissed. The court found an employee’s complaint contained sufficient allegations of discrimination based on her disability and her use of medical leave to move forward toward trial.