Accommodations for Hiring and Work

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Join us for this session as our speaker provides an overview of ADA requirements for persons with disabilities and managers/supervisors. The session will discuss the ADA requirements applying to the application/interview portion of the employment process. Additionally, the session will also address requesting reasonable accommodation and how to respond to those accommodation request. The Presenter will provide an overview of the Northeast ADA Center's Small Business at Work Toolkit. Following the presentation there will be time for participants to ask questions of the speaker.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Wendy Strobel Gower, Program Director, YTI, Project Director, Northeast ADA Center, Co-Project Director, EARN

Questions for presenters:

1 When is the best time for a job seeker to disclose a disability/accommodation needs to an employer?
2 Does a final candidate for employment have any protections if requesting reasonable accommodations before accepting an offer for employment? Specifically, for working remotely as a reasonable accommodation.
3 When looking at 'reassignment' as a final option, how long is considered a 'reasonable amount of time' for the employer to look for vacant position(s)?
4 If an employee has requested to telework as an accommodation due to an underlying medical condition for which the employee would meet CDC's "High risk", does the employer have to allow the telework indefinitely if COVID-19 continues to be deemed a "pandemic"?
5 Within professional careers, we have provided a job coach as an accommodation, and the employee has been promoted. We are in the role of discerning if the coach should continue as an accommodation - what are some best practices? The employee has been effectively accommodated, however, they are now worried that they may not get the next promotion without the coach. This is clearly not the criteria for accommodation, and we have robust mentoring programs for professional employees. Guidance on transitioning employee with developmental accommodations is appreciated.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.