Americans with Disabilities Act: An Overview for Managers

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment on the basis of disability. As a manager, you play a key role in ensuring that your company complies with this law, and in promoting diversity and a culture of tolerance and respect in your workplace. In this course, you'll learn about your responsibilities for avoiding discrimination under the ADA and for responding appropriately to requests for reasonable accommodation. You'll also learn how complying with the ADA and supporting employees with different needs can benefit everyone in your organization. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • recognize the responsibilities of managers for avoiding discrimination based on disability in employment
  • recognize and respond appropriately to requests for reasonable accommodation
  • recognize how and why to support your organization's compliance with the ADA as a manager
  • reflect on what you've learned


  • Avoiding Discrimination Based on Disability
  • Making Reasonable Accommodations
  • Exercise: Complying with the ADA
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