The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in access to services and employment against persons who are disabled. With this comes the addition of ADA Policies and Procedures. The ADA, Public Law 101-336, was enacted on July 26, 1990. The ADA has varying implementation and effective dates for different sections.
July 26, 1990 – enacted
July 26, 1992 – 25 or more employees
July 26, 1994 – 15 or more employees
The EEOC determines regulatory guidelines
A disability is defined as anything that limits one or more major life activities (sight, hearing, walking, etc.)
The Americans with Disabilities Procedure will help you implement and follow objective, and nondiscriminatory practices involving all employment issues of qualified disabled persons and to ensure access to company products and services by persons who are disabled. The procedure describes the background and implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as outlines areas for compliance to the ADA by your company.
The ADA Procedure applies to all situations involving personnel and business outlets providing products or services to the customer. (10 pages, 3332 words)
Impact of ADA Policies and Procedures:
Americans with Disabilities Responsibilities:
The Human Resources Manager should be responsible for overseeing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.