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Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.

One of the key non-discrimination requirements of Title I of the ADA is the obligation to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.

In most situations, employers should first consult with the employee who requested the accommodation to clarify what the individual needs and identify the appropriate reasonable accommodation. Often the employee will be the best resource for information about accommodation needs. When the employee does not have all the necessary information or when an employer wants to explore other options, the next step may be to request medical information from the employee's health care provider.

DBS provides free consulting services for employers seeking accommodation ideas.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - http://www.jan.wvu.edu/Erguide/ The Employers' Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act is a summary of some of the most frequent issues that employers have regarding accommodations and ADA compliance and JAN's practical ideas for resolving them. As new information is available or new issues develop, the Guide will be updated to reflect the changes.

Read more detail from the: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADA - FAQ)