In this free webinar, we’ll take a deeper dive into the key fundamentals of the ADA that can help you navigate some of the complexities involved.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that has been in effect since 1992. The purpose of this law is to ensure that employers cannot discriminate against qualified disabilities in job applications procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, recruitment, layoffs, and leave.
As an HR professional (or really, any business professional), you are aware that employers have a number of laws and/or regulations they must comply with such as ADA, FMLA, and OSHA. Like all Federal laws, there are many nuances to be aware of and state laws must also be reviewed but we are going to stick to the fundamentals of ADA.
Here are the key components you must consider with ADA:
- What is the ADA?
- Who must comply with the ADA?
- Who is protected by the ADA?
- What defines a “Qualified Individual with a Disability”?
- What are your obligations as an employer?
- What (if any) accommodations can you, and are required to, provide?
- What is a reasonable accommodation?
- What is an undue hardship?
- How should an employer handle ADA and performance issues?
- If and when to request medical certification under the ADA?
Disclaimer: This is informational only. The content does not replace legal advice and is not meant to replace legal counsel.
View the Americans with Disabilities Act Webinar
This webinar takes a deeper dive into the key fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act that can help you navigate some of the complexities involved.