The ADA and Beyond: Disability Inclusive Workplace Practices
People with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our country and in our workplaces. After over twenty years of the ADA, most leaders understand the basics around compliance. Yet, many leaders struggle with the “gray areas” of the ADA in real-life in the workplace, including questions such as:
· What can I ask job applicants about disability?
· If someone did not tell about a disability when hired, do they have a right to an accommodation if hired?
· How much leave do we need to provide as an accommodation?
· How medical information can we collect?
· Are job transfers a reasonable accommodation?
· What if I provide an accommodation and the worker is still struggling?
· What should I tell other workers about a co-worker’s accommodation?
· What can I say to an employee who I believe might be struggling in a job because of a disability?
· How do I respond to an employee who I believe might have a mental illness?
· What if believe there is a safety issue involving an employee with a disability?
During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around leading workers with disabilities. This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues. Also, we will consider recent changes in laws and policies that impact disability practices in the workplace. The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.
Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Michele Welden, Training Director County of Hudson
Location: Jersey City, NJ