Accommodating individuals with disabilities

11-Aug-2019 23:48

This Policy, and the accompanying Procedures, fully comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Executive Order 13164 (requiring federal agencies to establish procedures to facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodation), and EEOC regulations at 29 C. Scope: The policies and procedures herein apply to all EEOC employees and applicants for employment.

Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified employees or applicants with disabilities, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. § 1614.203(d)(3) (clarifying the written procedure requirement).

These impairments may or may not be obvious to others, but can have a significant impact on the lives of those affected – especially when it comes to work.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.

(e.g., identified software such as a Screen Reader is not compatible with existing equipment).

Health Care or Rehabilitation Professional: A person who has completed a course of study and is licensed to practice in a field of health care, which includes the diagnosis and assessment of the particular disability or disabilities in question.

Relation of Procedures to Statutory and Collective Bargaining Claims VI.

An individual who is only regarded as having a disability is not entitled to reasonable accommodation.For many small to midsize businesses, having an employee suddenly become disabled (because of an accident or an illness) can be somewhat daunting if it’s a new experience for the employer.