Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the ADA. President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990. As you probably know, Title I of the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals (unless it would cause an undue hardship.) A few examples of these include a modified work station or schedule, acquisition or modification of devices, leave of absence or leave extension, etc.

We've provided a few resources below to help HR teams in managing employee accommodations. Happy Anniversary ADA! Introduction to the ADA

EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Employer’s Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

Optis Blog: Best Practices in Centralizing Your Employee Accommodation Process

Optis Resource: A Nuts & Bolts Guide to the ADA/ADAAA Interactive Process