Human Resources News & Insights

A 5-part checklist that works for any ADA accommodation request

From extended leave to drug-usage during work hours, there are plenty of reasonable accommodations employers may be required to make under the ADA. The only weapon companies can rely on to safely shoot down unreasonable accommodation requests is the law’s interactive process. 

Worker violated drug policy, so how the heck did company lose in court?

Yes, employers can — and should — enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs. However, there is another a caveat to even the most black-and-white policies employers must keep in mind.

Do you have to accommodate ADD sufferers? Court says …

HR pros know they have to be open to accommodating individuals with disabilities under the ADA. But does the same apply to those with ADD or ADHD? 

Expert’s 4-step process for managing employees with psychological disabilities

When it comes to accommodating psychological disabilities, most employers will agree few situations are more challenging. With no one-size-fits-all answer, solutions are always employee specific, making psychological disabilities one of the toughest disabilities to manage. 

ADA: Did company have to accommodate needle-phobic pharmacist when job changed?

There’s a lot of pressure on employers to accommodate individuals who fall under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ADA: Another example of just how hard it is to comply with the law

A new court ruling just made it a little more difficult for employers, managers and supervisors to comply with the ADA’s accommodation requirements. 

EEOC: Don’t tell staff this about ADA-protected workers

Beware: What you say to your employees about a co-worker’s ADA condition/claim could lead to a retaliation charge. 

Disabled worker needs transfer: Can you make him compete for job opening?

When an employee is no longer able to perform his or her essential job functions due to a disability, do you have to reassign that employee to a new position for which he or she’s qualified — ahead of better-qualified employees? 

Chronic tardiness covered under the ADA? Hey, it could happen

You know that one irritating guy who’s late for everything? He could be asking for an ADA accommodation soon.  

Beware: 4 ADA triggers your managers may be missing

Most HR pros are well aware of the many triggers that could signal an employee’s need for a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. But managers and supervisors are another story altogether.