What supervisors should know about the ADA

Nora Akins

Supervisors do not need to know Congress passed the amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2008 because the Supreme Court’s narrow definition of disability resulted in the denial of protection for many people with impairments including cancer and epilepsy. Now the definition of a disability is broad. So broad, that many employers do not bother to determine whether the employee qualifies; they simply accommodate. Employers should take the time to determine whether an employee qualifies for protection under this law.

Supervisors need to protect their companies and their employees.

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