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EEOC Issues Q&A Guide to Performance and Conduct Under the ADA

Recently the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a comprehensive document designed to reduce confusion related to the performance and conduct of employees protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

cooltext402161481.jpgEmployers will be pleased to see that this document clearly answers many ADA related performance and conduct questions. The document includes 30 questions with answers using 48 examples of actual cases, documented by 90 footnotes.

For your convenience, you will find the Table of Contents below, including direct links to each section. You will find the entire document HERE. As always, if you have questions related to employment lawsuits, feel free to contact me.

I. Introduction

II. Basic Legal Requirements

III. Application of ADA Legal Requirements to Performance and Conduct Standards

A. Performance standards

B. Conduct standards

C. Questions pertaining to both performance and conduct issues

D. Seeking medical information when there are performance or conduct problems

E. Attendance issues

F. Dress codes

G. Alcoholism and illegal use of drugs

H. Confidentiality issues arising from granting reasonable accommodation….

I. Legal enforcement

In case you missed the latest EEOC religious discrimination guidelines, you can read about them HERE.