Accommodating employees with disabilities
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the U. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.JAN consultants have been providing job accommodation information to employers since 1983 when JAN was founded.It is important to consider how your organization can tap this potential source of employees.A disability can be either permanent (for example, a hearing or mobility impairment) or temporary (for example, a treatable illness or temporary impairment that is the result of an accident).In addition, JAN consultants have been providing information to employers about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since 1992 when the ADA went into effect.
If you have an issue that is not addressed in the Guide or if you want to discuss an issue in more detail, please contact JAN. ADA BASICS This section provides answers to basic questions about the ADA.
Most of the answers come from formal and informal guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the ADA.