Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act revolutionized the business world, making it illegal to discriminate against a person because of physical or mental limitations and requiring that employers ensure their business made reasonable accommodations for employees. As with most laws, the ADA is a constantly changing, breathing document, with the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments being passed in 2008, adding to and adjusting the original law to coincide with modern issues. Ensuring that you and your company are following the laws and regulations set forth in the ADA is essential to protecting yourself from lawsuits and other legal action, yet simply reading through the multi-page document isn’t enough for most human resources personnel and management. Our Americans With Disabilities Act videos lay out everything you need to know in an easy to understand fashion, as well as provide tips for implementing ADA-compliant changes.

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At its core, the ADA and the ADAA are civil rights laws that attempt to prevent discrimination in the workplace. The law defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that is proven to have a severe impact on a person’s day-to-day life. In short, employers are not allowed to discriminate against a person who is otherwise qualified for a job simply because of the disability, whether the individual is a new hire or eligible for a promotion. This law extends to terminations, worker’s compensation, job training, and the alterations made on-site and to job training protocol to ensure that the person’s disabilities are reasonably accommodated.

 

Our library of videos cover every aspect of the ADA and the ADAA, providing quick, complete training for your human resource personnel and management, ensuring that you’re knowledgeable enough to follow the laws and regulations set forth in both legislative documents.