Employment Law Updates

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued two revised guides concerning the rights of veterans with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These revised guides reflect changes resulting from the ADA Amendments Act which makes it easier for veterans with service-connected disabilities to receive reasonable accommodations that will allow them to work. The revised guide for employers explains how legal protections for veterans with disabilities differ under the ADA and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and how employers can prevent disability discrimination. It also includes information for employers about the process of hiring veterans, including organizations that can assist employers in finding qualified veterans for jobs and determining accommodations in the hiring process.

The employer’s guide is found on the EEOC’s website at:

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans_employers.cfm

And the guide for wounded veterans may be accessed at:

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans.cfm

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