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

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1

Special Training

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

2

Accident Insurance

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

3

Unsafe Workplace

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

4

Cost of Accommodations

Don't assume that reasonable accommodations are expensive.

5

Speculation

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

6

No Assumptions

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

7

Medical Judgments

Don't make medical judgments.

8

Performance

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

9

Accessibility

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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