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Questions & Answers About Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act


Description:

A guide from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This guide is the third in a series of fact sheets addressing particular disabilities in the workplace.

(1) It explains how the ADA might apply to job applicants and employees with intellectual disabilities.

(2) In particular, this guide discusses:

* when a condition qualifies as a disability under the ADA;

* under what circumstances an employer may ask an applicant or
employee or a third party (such as the family member of an
applicant or employee) questions about an intellectual disability;

* what types of reasonable accommodations may be needed by applicants
and employees with intellectual disabilities;

* how to address safety concerns and conduct issues in the workplace;

* how an employer can prevent harassment of employees with
intellectual disabilities.

-Description taken from the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission website viewed on 11/11/10 (http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/intellectual_disabilities.html)


Contact Info:
Organization:U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  
Phone:1-800-669-4000; (TTY) 1-800-669-6820
E-mail:info@eeoc.gov
  

Web Links

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/intellectual_disabilities.cfm
Go to the webpage

www.eeoc.gov
Visit the home page of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


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