Accommodating workers

In passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, Congress attempted to level the playing field for disabled workers.The ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations so that workers with disabilities can secure and retain employment.Courts around the country also disagree on this issue, and until Congress or the Supreme Court offers greater clarification, many accommodation disputes will likely end up in court. The ADA prohibits employers from engaging in a broad range of discriminatory conduct on the basis of an employee's disability.Employers may not: In addition, an employer must make "reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability." Congress might have stopped with this language, and allowed employers and the courts to determine what steps the "reasonable accommodation" standard requires.The American Bar Association-sponsored webinar “Accommodating Workers with Disabilities: Best Practices for Employers and Employees” looked at the issues involved and provides an overview of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to help counsel advocate for employers and employees.

RSI’s compose three-fifths of all occupational illnesses.

In a normal shift, that’s 84,000 strokes; 420,000 strokes per week; 1,680,000 per month.

By the end of the year, such a worker can experience considerable pain.

In 2009 (the latest year for which data are available), nearly 40 million Americans are over age 65, which is about one in every eight Americans (U. There are several federal employment laws that could protect these older workers from discrimination.

These include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which requires employers to provide accommodations for older workers with disabilities.