EEOC Updates Informal Guidance for Employers Under the Disabilties Act
Posted 06.04.13
Linda Hollinshead

On May 15, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updates to four informal “Question and Answer” guidance documents relating to protections against disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each of the guidance documents, which are available on the EEOC’s website, focuses on a different condition (cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and intellectual disabilities) and, according to the EEOC, reflect changes made by the ADA Amendments Act relevant to these four specific conditions.

I am pleased to share with you our recent Client Alert on the EEOC’s guidance documents.

The Client Alert summarizes the guidance documents, including the types of reasonable accommodations the EEOC suggests should be considered by employers in working with employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and intellectual disabilities.

This blog should not be construed as legal advice, as establishing an attorney-client relationship or as pertaining to factual situations.

About Linda Hollinshead
Linda B. Hollinshead practices in the area of employment law. Ms. Hollinshead provides training and counseling to employers throughout the country on a variety of subjects, including monitoring employee attendance, FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, FLSA and wage and hour compliance, including employee misclassification, business diversity, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management. Ms. Hollinshead also advises public accommodations as well as recipients of federal financial assistance on program accessibility and other compliance obligations. Ms. Hollinshead advises clients in numerous industries, including colleges and universities, manufacturing and retail companies, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, technology companies, financial services organizations, energy companies and not-for-profit entities.