Rehabilitation Act -- What Not to Do -- Part 2

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Special Training

Don't assume that your current management will need special training to learn how to work with people with disabilities


Accident Insurance

Don't assume that the cost of accident insurance will increase as a result of hiring a person with a disability.


Unsafe Workplace

Don't assume that the work environment will be unsafe if an employee has a disability.


Cost of Accommodations

Don't assume that reasonable accommodations are expensive.



Don't speculate or try to imagine how you would perform a specific job if you had the applicant's disability.


No Assumptions

Don't assume that you don't have any jobs that a person with a disability can do.


Medical Judgments

Don't make medical judgments.



Don't assume that a person with a disability can't do a job due to apparent and non-apparent disabilities.



Don't assume that your workplace is accessible.

Additional Resources

To find implementing regulations for the Rehabilitation Act, see 34 CFR Part 104 (Department of Education); 45 CFR Part 84 (Department of Health and Human Services); 28 CFR §§ 42.501 et seq., and 28 CFR Part 39 (Department of Justice).

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