ERIC Number: ED415595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Working Effectively with Employees Who Have Sustained a Brain Injury. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Golden, Thomas P.
This brief paper summarizes requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to employment of people who have a brain injury. The following topics are addressed: what is meant by a brain injury; implications of the ADA for individuals who have sustained a brain injury (such as the importance of identifying essential job functions); possible accommodations for an applicant or employee who has sustained a brain injury; and tips for on-the-job training. Accommodations are suggested for the employee selection process and for enhancing productivity on the job. In selecting an accommodation the importance of individualization is stressed, since support needs of such individuals may vary widely. A listing of seven resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Head Injuries, Job Training, Legal Responsibility, Neurological Impairments, Productivity
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; fax: 607-255-2763.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990