Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires an employer to provide “reasonable accommodation” to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Please refer to the “Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Veterans (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” publication and the America’s Heroes at Work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Links to an external site. video to help you answer the questions below.
- What specific physical and emotional challenges do the increasing number of disabled veterans face in the workplace?
- What reasonable accommodations could disabled veterans legally request to address these challenges?
- There are other groups that are also protected by the ADA. Does the law protect each of the groups listed below? What types of accommodations might be requested for each group?
- The aging workforce
- Blind and/or deaf workers
- New mothers
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.