Think twice before suddenly withdrawing ADA accommodation that’s been working — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Think twice before suddenly withdrawing ADA accommodation that’s been working

Get PDF file

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Once you have an accommodation in place for a disabled employee, don’t suddenly take it away. If the accommodation has been working, that may spur an ADA lawsuit.

Recent case: Stephen is an Iraq War veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2011, he began working as a high school teacher with the New Caney Independent School District.

At the beginning of the school year, he told his principal about his PTSD and that enclosed spaces and loud noises worsened the symptoms. Therefore, he asked to be excused from attending school pep rallies with his students. The principal agreed that Stephen could monitor the hallways instead. This arrangement continued for about a year and a half. Stephen had no problems and was an effective teacher, an indication the accommodation was working.

In December 2012, the high school held a boisterous school-wide event resembling a pep rally. Stephen’s supervising teacher and depar...(register to read more)

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

Email Address:

Leave a Comment

 

Previous post:

Next post: