The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA), and state laws prohibit employment discrimination against the more than one fifth of all Americans who have a mental or physical disability. Employers are required to provide assistance to people with disabilities so they can compete for jobs, gain access to workplaces, and enjoy the benefits of employment.
Our online disability discrimination training course, Disability Discrimination and Accommodation, teaches managers how to effectively and legally manage individuals with covered disabilities and discusses the circumstances in which employers have an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation. It also teaches preventive steps that a manager can take to avoid a claim of disability discrimination in the workplace.
Audience: Managers and Supervisors
Length: 30 minutes
- The laws that provide protection against disability discrimination in the workplace
- Definition and examples of “disability” under the ADA
- Reasonable accommodation and situations in which accommodations must be made
- Responding to requests for accommodation
- Caveats and exceptions to the ADA (e.g., work standards, direct threat, etc.)
- Legal remedies available to victims of disability discrimination in the workplace