[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: [IP] Is Diabetes a disability?
- Subject: Re: [IP] Is Diabetes a disability?
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:23:25 EDT
In a message dated 5/2/99 7:31:51 AM Central Daylight Time, email @ redacted
<< Any info on ADA and disability would be greatly appreciated. I never knew
such things existed. >>
The ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has multiple parts to it.
One part is the "push" behind making buildings accessible to physically
challenged individuals (handicapped) and why everywhere you go you see the
wonderful ramps. It is why people in wheelchairs can now ride busses, go to
any church, etc.
The other part of this act protects those with handicaps who work at a place
that has 15 or more employees. It says that the employer cannot discriminate
against a qualified employee when hiring or firing or in any other way while
they are an employee. The company must provide reasonable accommodations for
the handicapped individual. Reasonable accommodations include making changes
so that a qualified employee with a disability has rights and privileges
equal to those of employees without disabilities.
Changes may mean making the building more accessible, restructuring a job;
modifying work schedules; acquiring or modifying equipment. It may include
giving the person a different job if they are unable to do the current job
because of a disability.
There are other state and local laws that protect disabled individuals as
well as the EEOC. These may provide for broader coverage of disabilities.
Check out the web site that VOODOO82c provided for more information.
Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org