SOC402 – Week 2 Discussion 1 – Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace. 1 st Post Due by Day 3. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires an employer to provide “reasonable accommodation” to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Please refer to the “Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Veterans” publication and the America’s Heroes at Work video to help you answer the questions below. What specific physical and emotional challenges do the increasing number of disabled veterans face in the workplace? What reasonable accommodations could disabled veterans legally request to address these challenges? There are other groups that are also protected by the ADA. Does the law protect each of the groups listed below? What types of accommodations might be requested for each group? o The aging workforce o Blind and/or deaf workers o New mothers Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
As many have previously stated, disability is not inability. A disabled person can perform work if they are given the proper working conditions to do so. However, this does not often happen in all cases. War veterans with disability have previously found hostile working environments or denied employment by some companies based on their disability. Some of the physical challenges that such disabled veterans face include the lack of proper care in a working environment such as provision of ramps instead of stairs. Emotionally….