EEOC Provides Guidance on Employment of Veterans with Disabilities

3/9/2012By Debra Dorgan, SPHR

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released two guides concerning veterans with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here to see the announcement from the EEOC along with links to the publications.

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, made it easier for veterans with a wide range of impairments to get needed reasonable accommodations that will enable them to work successfully. The revised guides are a result of these changes in the ADA Amendments Act.

The Guide for Employers provides information for employers on how to prevent disability discrimination and provide reasonable accommodations to veterans.

The Guide for Wounded Veterans is a publication for veterans that answers frequently asked questions about protections under the law when they return to their former jobs or look for new job opportunities.

The EEOC reports that in the last decade, three million veterans have already returned form military service and another one million are expected to return to civilian life over the course of the next five years. The guides can be important tools to help employers understand how to comply with applicable laws.

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