ERIC Number: ED415610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Lee, Barbara A.
This brief paper summarizes requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to reasonable accommodation. The following topics are addressed: what is meant by reasonable accommodation and some examples; some ways of determining essential job functions and possible accommodations (such as job descriptions, permissible and impermissible questions, use of medical information, and use of tests); reasonable accommodation and safety considerations; and reasonable accommodation and worker misconduct (especially when the misconduct is related to the individual's disability). A listing of three resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Questioning Techniques, Safety, Work Environment
ILR Program on Employment and Disability, ILR Extension Building, Room 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 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