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An Interactive Program for Agency Supervisors

This 1-day program will assist supervisors in understanding the rules on reasonable accommodations of disabilities, a complex area of EEO law that poses challenges and consequences should agencies misinterpret the law or fail to act.  The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified employees and applicants with disabilities from employment discrimination based on disability, both physical and mental.  This course will explain both the legal background and the process of providing and denying accommodation.  Coverage will include Examples of Reasonable Accommodation, Identifying Individuals with a Disability, Defining a Major Life Activity, Alternate Accommodations, Undue Hardship, and Medical Disqualification. Participants will review relevant court cases, examine the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), and work in groups to review/discuss case studies that relate to reasonable accommodation coverage and exclusion.

Recommended Audience: Supervisors, HR Professionals, and EEO/ADR Practitioners


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