This Americans with Disabilities Act online training course explains the ADA in simple, understandable terms. A company that already has a policy in place can use this Course to communicate that policy to its employees online — an efficient and timely form of communication for this important message — and ensure the employees' comprehension quickly and cost-effectively. Likewise, for a company that has not yet assembled or implemented an ADA compliance policy, the Course provides a turn-key solution that can be put in place almost instantly.
Passed in 1990, the ADA seeks to end discrimination against the millions of people in this country with mental or physical disabilities. Covering every aspect of employment from hiring to termination, the ADA prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified person with a disability and requires the employer to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Title I of the ADA prohibits employers from discriminating in all aspects of the employment relationship, including application, testing, medical examinations, hiring, training, assignments, evaluations, disciplinary actions, promotions, layoffs, and terminations, as well as compensation, leave, and other benefits. Since the law went into effect, its enforcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resulted in payments of over $300 million by businesses to more than 20,000 individuals. Recent cases resulting in jury awards of up to $13 million in punitive damages make the importance of understanding and complying with the ADA clear.
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Americans with Disabilities Act course, the user will learn to:
- State the purpose of the ADA.
- Define commonly used terms in the ADA.
- Explain the general principles of the ADA, including coverage.
- Apply the ADA principles to the hiring and post-hiring processes.
This online Americans with Disabilities Act course is made up of the following sections:
- The ADA: An Overview
- Defining a “Qualified Person”
- Job Qualification Standards
- The Impact of the ADA after Hiring
This Americans with Disabilities Act online training course was designed for employees and supervisors.
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