Policy on accommodating disabilities of employees
The University of Texas System will make reasonable workplace accommodation for any applicant or employee with a disability that does not constitute an undue hardship. System Administration to nondiscrimination in the employment of persons with disabilities. Medical and disability-related records will be maintained separately and will be accessible only to authorized personnel.
Job postings will include a statement that a reasonable workplace accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services. If a reasonable workplace accommodation is implemented, the Office of Employee Services will periodically confer with the employee with the disability to determine the continuing need for the accommodation.
The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is an Agency of the Scottish Government.
Its principal role is to administer the pensions for employees of the National Health Service, Teachers', Police and Firefighters' schemes in Scotland.
A supervisor notified of an employee's disability and request for reasonable accommodation should immediately forward the request to the Office of Employee Services, with a copy to the department head.
8.2 The Office of Employee Services will contact the employee to discuss and obtain additional information regarding the requested accommodation.
According to the DSM-5 (APA, 2013), a mental health impairment is: a mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual's cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning.
The employee will be asked to provide a written request for accommodation, including the name and title of the employee, the disability, and the specific accommodation requested.
The employee will also be asked to provide a medical statement to the Office of Employee Services within a reasonable time from the date of notification.
See the list of specific changes to the ADA made by the ADA Amendments Act.
limits an employer's ability to make disability-related inquiries or require medical examinations at three stages: pre-offer, post-offer, and during employment. The ADA is “liberally construed” in favor of interpreting a condition as a disability, rather than excluding it.[Do not confuse the “liberally construed” as a political issue. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 which mandated the “liberal construction” was first introduced by Rep.Disability and accommodation in hiring is covered in a separate article, as a condition expected to last only “six months and have minor” effects.