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  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations 

    The Americans with Disabilities Act seeks to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation and public accommodations. ADA prohibits employers from excluding people from jobs, services, activities or benefits based on their disabilities. The ADA defines disability with respect to an individual as:

    • A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
    • A record of such an impairment; or
    • Being regarded as having such an impairment.

    It also defines:

    • A qualified individual with a disability as one who possesses the requisite skills, education, experience and training for a position, and who can, with or without reasonable accommodations, perform the essential functions of the position the individual desires or holds.
    • A substantial limitation as an impairment that prevents the performance of a major life activity that the average person in the general population can perform; or a significant restriction as to the condition, manner or duration under which an individual can perform a particular major life activity as compared to the average person in the general population.
    • A reasonable accommodation as a modification or adjustment to the job application process or the work environment that enables a qualified person with a disability to be considered for a position, or enjoy the same benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by similarly situated employees without disabilities.
  • Examples of Major Bodily Functions

  • Examples of Major Life Activities

  • Procedures For Requesting ADA Accommodation

    Employees can initiate the accommodation process by requesting an accommodation for a disability from the Benefits Department. If you believe you have a qualifying disability and are seeking an accommodation in the workplace to enable you to perform your essential job functions, contact the Benefits Department to begin the interactive interview process as federal law requires.

    The step-by-step instructions for requesting an accommodation are:

      1. Employee completes the Accommodation Request Form {Click Here)
      2. Health Care Provider completes the Accommodation Medical Certification Document (click here to download)
      3. The Benefits Department will reach out to you to begin the interactive process
      4. The accommodation is approved or denied by the Human Resources Department