Can You Accommodate Me Now?
Verizon found out the hard way that “No Fault” attendance policies need to make accommodations for disabled and special needs employees. The price? A $20 Million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the EEOC.
This case should make us all stop for a minute and think about our own workplace rules. How does your company handle attendance policies? Have you fully accounted for disabled employees in that policy? Is the policy clearly communicated?
ADA compliance is not optional, it’s the law.
Read about this interesting Verizon case that brings the issue into sharp focus.