Southwest ADA Center

Publications: General Employment Documents

ADA: Questions and Answers: Employment 1997.  Brief overview of the ADA for employers. 

Best Employment Practices for the 21st Century (EEOC/Southwest DBTAC), 30 pgs. 1997. This document contains excerpts from a report issued by the EEOC entitled Best Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Private Sector. It contains valuable information on the innovative practices related specifically to disability that have been successfully implemented by ten Fortune 500 private sector companies.  It describes the models utilized by companies and provides information on reasonable accommodation policies for persons with disabilities, comprehensive diversity training programs and many other practices.

Business Tax Credits & Deductions for Employment of People with Disabilities (PDF Version) Document explains the tax credits available for employers who provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality & What You Can Do About It (NIDRR/DOE) 4 pgs. 1994 This document gives a brief explanation of indoor air quality and resources for more information.

Employer's Guide to Hidden Disabilities - Developed by the Office of Career Development and Placement at Muhlenberg College. It addresses hiring, management, and accommodating the hidden disability.

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act 1997 Short fact sheet highlighting key requirements of the employment provisions of the ADA. 

Questions and Answers About the Association Provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (EEOC) 2005. The "association" provision of the ADA prohibits an employer from discriminating against an applicant or employee who has a known association with an individual with a disability.

Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS

A Roadmap to Creating a Culture of Access in Your Workplace (JAN, Southwest ADA Center, New Mexico BLN) 2012.

Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Veterans (EEOC) 2012.

Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability (EEOC) 13 pgs. 1991. 
Booklet describes the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifies which employers and employees are covered by the ADA;  provides an overview of covered employment practices, informs employees about taking action against discrimination; provides resources; Q & A section answers commonly asked questions.

Your Responsibilities as an Employer (EEOC)  19 pgs. 1991.  Booklet provides excellent overview of employers responsibilities and rights as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. It answers commonly asked questions and provides information on resources.