Tuesday, January 10, 2012

EEOC Discusses Upcoming New Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation Under Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) took effect on January 1, 2009 and put new emphasis on accommodating otherwise qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.  However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has not issued guidance since well before the ADAAA took effect and not since 2002.  In  a recent webinar hosted by the American Bar Association, a panel consisting of EEOC commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic discussed reasonable accommodation in light of the ADAAA to shed light on what to expect out of the upcoming EEOC guidance.

Bloomberg has an excellent summary of the webinar's highlights here.

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