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Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs

Dorothy J. Steffanic

Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs

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Published by U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Personnel Research and Development in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deaf -- Employment -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDorothy J. Steffanic.
    ContributionsUnited States. Office of Personnel Management. Staffing Services Group.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17828607M


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Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs by Dorothy J. Steffanic Download PDF EPUB FB2

Reasonable Accommodation for Deaf Employees in White Collar Jobs (READINGS IN DEAFNESS MONOGRAPH) Paperback – June 1, by Dorothy J. Steffanic (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: Dorothy J. Steffanic. Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs.

Silver Spring, Md.: American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy J Steffanic. Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs. Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Office of Personnel Management, Office of Personnel Research and Development, (OCoLC) “Deaf people experience inclusion through reasonable accommodations, overcoming communication barriers, and [by] ensuring visual accessibility and Author: Dana Wilkie.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer is required to make reasonable accommodations to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired employee in performing his or her job. Failing to do so may lead to legal action, fines, and penalties. A recent, somewhat ironic example: the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against.

Employers should consult with deaf and hard of hearing employees about the type of accommodations that are needed in order to make its facilities and work environment accessible.

The accommodation that is appropriate for one deaf or hard of hearing employee may not be successful in achieving effective communication for other employees. It involves a deaf lifeguard who applies for a position at a public pool and what, accommodations, if any are reasonable to allow him to perform the essential functions of the job.

Why I like the case — in addition to singing the Baywatch theme when I speak about it at SHRM events — is it teaches employers never to judge a book by its cover. Author(s): Steffanic,Dorothy J Title(s): Reasonable accommodation for deaf employees in white collar jobs/ Dorothy J.

Steffanic. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Silver Spring, Md.: American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, Although some employees with hearing disabilities may require only one reasonable accommodation, others may need more than one. An employer must consider each request for a reasonable accommodation and determine whether it would be effective and whether providing it would pose an undue hardship.

Housing Discrimination Landlords, condominium management companies, and homeowners’ associations cannot discriminate against people with disabilities. No one may refuse to rent or sell housing make housing unavailable, or set different rules or conditions for the sale or rental or use of housing because of your disability.

Recorded on: Ma 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Eastern) Presenters: Chuck Conaty Business Development Specialist U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Teresa Goddard.

The ADA and Reasonable Accommodations. A Self-Advocacy Guide. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work environment or the way things Employees with disabilities must have access to lunchrooms, employee lounges, restrooms, meeting rooms, and other employee-provided or sponsored services such as health.

Reasonable Accommodation for Deaf Employees in White Collar Jobs (Readings in Deafness Monograph, No 10) by Dorothy J. Steffanic (Paperback - June ) Special Order Our Price: $ Sensitivity to People With Disabilities: Training Managers to Comply With the Americans With Disabilities Act (Paperback - July ) Special Order Our Price.

Communication barriers for deaf employees: Needs assessment and problem-solving strategies Article (PDF Available) in Work 14(1) February Author: Pamela Luft. By Ariel D. Fenster. Seyfarth Synopsis: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA when the employee is able to perform the essential functions of the position remotely and the request is for a finite -Meachem v.

Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, No (6th Cir. Example Beth is deaf and requests leave as a reasonable accommodation to train a new hearing dog.

Hearing dogs assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals by alerting them to a variety of household and workplace sounds such as a telephone ring, door knock or doorbell, alarm clock, buzzer, name call, speaker announcement, and smoke or fire. Reasonable Accommodation Concepts Under the ADA 5 a.

Emphasis on Essential Job Functions 7 b. Limited Deference to Employers’ Job Descriptions 8 c. Undue Hardship Principles 9 d.

Threat to Safety or Health 9 2. Claims for Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation 9 a. Employer Obligations 9 b.

Employee Obligations 11 Size: KB. Reasonable Accommodation for Deaf Employees in White Collar Jobs (Readings in Deafness Monograph, No 10) by Dorothy J. Steffanic (Paperback - June ) Special Order Our Price: $ A Technical Aassistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title I) of the Americans With Disabilities Act (Title 1 of the Americans With disabiliti.

If you have a two-year degree, there are numerous opportunities for a white-collar job, particularly in the health care industry. The BLS projects a faster-than-average growth rate through for occupational therapy and physical therapy assistants' jobs, both of which earn median wages of $55, to $74, per year based on data.

Other jobs projected to grow much faster. Federal Agency Says Restaurant Changes That Result From Suit Will Benefit Deaf Employees. SEATTLE - The Cheesecake Factory and its wholly owned subsidiary will pay $15, and implement changes to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. Free Online Library: Failure to Make Reasonable Accommodation for Deaf Mute.(hospital care, Brief Article) by "Hospital Law's Regan Report"; Health care industry Deaf persons Medical care Cases Medical law Case studies Patients Laws, regulations and rules Telecommunications systems.

The distinction between white collar jobs and blue collar began in the s and s when it was the norm for the growing class of office workers to wear white shirts, and for manual workers to wear darker colors which would not get soiled as easily. However, the term "white collar jobs" has evolved beyond the historical meaning to mean those.

How Telecommuting Could Be Emerging as a "Reasonable Accommodation" for Disabled Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Published in the New Hampshire Business Review Jolene is the human resources director for a medical device manufacturer in Concord.

Once a deaf or hard of hearing person is hired, make arrangements for modifications in the workspace or at facilities such as assistive devices, job modifications that deal with auditory or verbal communication challenges, accommodation awareness training, visual set-up within the workplace (i.e.

mirror for deaf or hard of hearing employees who. Employees with Hearing Loss, Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Questions and Answers About Deafness and Hearing Impairments in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Guide to “Reasonable Adjustment” for Employers of Deaf people “Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for disabled people may mean changing the way in which employment is structured, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled worker.

This is the duty to make reasonable adjustments.”. My Employer Rejected My Request for Reasonable Accommodation W hen an employer rejects an employee’s suggested reasonable accommodation, it must come up with alternatives.

An employer’s participation in the interactive process means more than simply meeting with an employee and rejecting her requested Size: KB. disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. Title I of the ADA requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

If, however, this person is the best candidate, then engage in the interactive process to determine whether or not the candidate needs a reasonable accommodation to perform the job’s essential job functions.

Just like with any other disability, not all people who are deaf have the same type or level of impairment. Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace. Print-friendly PDF | KB. What is a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to the application or hiring process, to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential.

The law is clear: Employers have to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that deaf and hard-of-hearing job applicants and employees are afforded equal employment opportunities - which includes the full benefits and privileges of employment, such as being informed of performance expectations and safety requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation To Disability. As the nurse could not give safe and effective patient care in the dialysis unit, and the hospital could not modify the equipment or his duties to acco mmo-date his hearing impairment, he was not a qualified individual with a disability as defined by law, according to the court, in the dialysis Size: 31KB.

The impact of the accommodation on the operation of the facility. Following are some examples of requested accommodations courts held to be “undue hardship” or, in other words, not a “reasonable” accommodation: Harmer v.

Virginia Electric and Power Company: the employee had a pulmonary disability. When his employer denied his request. True/False: Workers who are deaf or hard of hearing are employed more often in white-collar jobs than their hearing peers. False True/False: Reading is not a problem for students with a congenital hearing loss.

For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act certification requirements are different than the ADA reasonable accommodation requirements. Also, it is possible that a reasonable accommodation under the ADA could be extended leave once the Family and Medical Leave Act leave expires.

Fourth, the employer has inadequate training of employees on. Discrimination plays a large part in the working lives of deaf people and many are forced to quit their jobs because of it, according to a new survey.

The survey, created by totaljobs in partnership with five deaf charities, reveals that the majority (56%) of deaf or hard of hearing employees have experienced discrimination during their career. Employment Update: Providing “Reasonable Accommodation” to Employees with a Disability 25 October A recent decision of a WRC Adjudication Officer found an employer had failed in its obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability.

This video will provide you with information about requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Hearing Impairment Overview - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides background and accommodation solutions for individuals with a hearing impairment.

This site also includes articles and blog posts. Tips for Communicating with Deaf Individuals - This link from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, funded by the Department of Education’s Office of. The meaning of reasonable accommodation is the ADA's "great unsettled question," 3 and, along with the definitional question of who counts as disabled (a.

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At times, however, a different kind of interpreter is needed – a Deaf interpreter who cannot Size: KB.In a post last March we stated.

Takeaway: Train your managers and staff in the ins and outs of the ADA; always engage in an interactive process re seeking a reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities; and do not rely upon stereotypical assumptions about people with disabilities.

This takeaway was occasioned by an EEOC .