ERIC Number: ED418512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Considerations for People Who Have Diabetes. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Dickson, Mary B.
One of a series of guides on implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this guide focuses on employment considerations for people who have diabetes. First, the condition of diabetes mellitus, both Types I and II, is briefly explained. Next, the relationship of diabetes to the ADA is examined, including the definition of a disability in the ADA, and examples of how a person with diabetes might be discriminated against in employment. Next, implications of diabetes for the workplace are considered, as are types of jobs that people with diabetes do. Reasonable accommodations for a person with diabetes under the ADA are discussed, such as accommodating visual loss, facilitating regular testing of blood glucose levels, and frequent meal breaks. Employers are urged to assume that people with diabetes have the same career goals and aspirations as any other employee. A list of suggested resources is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Career Development, Civil Rights Legislation, Diabetes, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Personnel Management, Special Health Problems
ILR Program on Employment and Disability, ILR Extension Building, Room 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901; telephone: 607-255-7727; TTY: 607-255-2891.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Reasonable Accommodation (Disabilities)