EEOC Updates The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Association Provision — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

EEOC Updates The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Association Provision

by on
in Human Resources

There could be a time when you question an employee's relationship with an individual with disabilities in making benefits and other employment-related decisions, such as whether you need to provide more benefits or if you can grant time off. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addressed those questions by releasing a Q&A-style document about a little-known provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) known as the “association provision.”

The association provision prohibits an employer from discriminating against an applicant or employee who has a known association with an individual with a disability. 

The ADA does not require a family relationship for an individual to be protected by the association provision. The key: whether the employer is motivated by the individual's relationship or association with a person who has a disability.

Here are association provision protections as they relat...(register to read more)

To read the rest of this article you must first register with your email address.

Email Address:

Related Articles...

    No matches

Leave a Comment