Category: Disabilities

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations
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Posted in Disabilities

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations Tackled in Upcoming Webinar

In 2023, 22.5 percent of people with a disability were employed — a record high since the data was first collected in 2008. As more…

Visual Impairment
1922
Posted in Accessibility Disabilities

EEOC Updates ‘Visual Disabilities in the Workplace’ Guidance

Vision impairments can start or occur at any time in life due to a variety of different factors. In 2022, for instance, approximately 18 percent…

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Posted in Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC Updates ‘Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace’ Guidance

Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, which also notes that hearing loss has…

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Posted in Disabilities

Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), can I require medical documentation from their…

alogrithms
2013
Posted in Accessibility Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC, DOJ Guidance on Using AI, Algorithms in Employment

Employers commonly use computer-based tools to assist in employment matters such as hiring workers, monitoring performance, and determining pay and/or promotions as well as other…

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Posted in Disabilities

Can Employees Sue for Unwanted Birthday Parties?

In Kentucky, a former employee was recently awarded $450,000 after an unwanted birthday party. HR professionals across the country have been clicking on these headlines…

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Posted in Benefits Disabilities

Lower Base Period Wages Can Affect Expected Disability Benefits

A fairly new employee is out on a medical leave and receiving state disability insurance, but the weekly benefit she’s getting is far less than…

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Posted in Disabilities Termination Time Off

Things to Consider When Deciding on Disability Leave Extension

We have an employee who has been out on disability for almost a year, but we can’t let him go because he’s on disability. What…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Understanding Religious Accommodations for Mandatory Vaccination Policies

COVID-19 vaccines continue dominating the news as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now provided full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for…

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Posted in Disabilities

Interactive Process Key to Accommodating Employee with Disability

We have a new hire who, after being hired, disclosed a physical disability. She indicated that we need to accommodate her, and I have since…