Disabilities in the Workplace
Diana Prieto, Director,Michelle Havens, Coordinator
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
This session will discuss the area of disabilities in the workplace. There will be a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the changes brought about by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA dramatically changed the employer’s role and responsibilities in the areas of evaluating employees to determine if they are individuals with disabilities and, if they are certified to be individuals with disabilities, providing reasonable accommodations. Information will be provided on the processes and procedures used at Colorado State University for determining whether an employee is an individual with a disability and if so, the interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide supervisors with a basic understanding of the area of disabilities in employment and their role and responsibilities as a supervisor when working with employees who may be eligible for reasonable accommodations in order to be able to perform the essential functions of their job.