New ADA Fact Sheet Explains Job Applicant's RightsBy Ability Magazine [USA],
Publication Date: October 2003
Article describes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Fact Sheet, which was designed to educate job applicants on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects their rights throughout the hiring process. The tool was developed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and was designed to advance the employment of individuals with disabilities. The fact sheet covers employer obligations such as the provision of “reasonable accommodation” for applicants with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. Accommodations can include providing or modifying equipment, providing written materials in an accessible format, providing sign language interpreters, and ensuring that interviews are held in accessible locations. The publication also explains the ADA’s rules on when employers can seek medical information from potential employees. The EEOC Fact Sheet is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov.
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