Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training Course
In an effort to protect persons with disabilities from being discriminated against in the workplace, the U.S. government passed The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, and revised it significantly in 2009. Per Title I of the ADA, discrimination is unlawful at any stage of the employer/employee relationship — from job application, testing, medical exams, hiring and training, to job assignments and reviews, disciplinary actions, promotions, compensation, leave, benefits, layoffs, and terminations.
Understanding and adhering to the ADA is mandatory. Non-compliance can result in punitive-damage awards in the millions of dollars. Since the time the ADA ruling first was enacted, enforcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resulted in offending businesses paying in excess of $300 million to more than 20,000 victims. In more recent ADA cases, awards have totaled up to $13 million, making it imperative that organizations know and strictly follow the ADA.
The Cintas, 35-minute Online ADA Training Course provides the essential requirements of the ADA in easy-to-understand terms. Course content includes quizzes, news briefs and a look at real-world compliance issues that employees must learn to recognize and handle appropriately. Topics include:
- Comprehensive view of the ADA
- Definition: persons with disabilities
- Definition: impairments
- Definition: major life activities
- Records and perceptions of a disability
- Understanding essential job functions
- What is meant by “reasonable accommodation”?
- Definition: undue hardship
- A look at qualification standards
- Understanding safety standards
- What to know about the hiring process
- Questions about medical exams
- The ADA in the workplace
- What to know about evaluations and promotions