Brooks Pierce attorney Jessi Thaller-Moran recently published an article on workforce.com discussing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace.
The article, entitled “Best Practices for ADA Compliance,” provides tips for employers to ensure they are ADA compliant through company policies and training.
Thaller-Moran states employees at all levels should be educated on how to address a possible accommodation need and warns employers of the potential liability this could pose.
“Policies that are silent on this point or direct employees to an ‘immediate supervisor’ or ‘management’ could foster dead-end conversations with someone who inadvertently misinforms an employee or ventures to make his or her own determination of whether the individual has a legally protected disability, creating significant liability for the company,” she wrote.
Thaller-Moran focuses her practice on complex business matters, including issues of employee management and corporate governance. She uses her experience in the North Carolina Business Court to help clients identify possible legal issues, develop strategies for addressing those issues, and seek resolution through effective courtroom advocacy when appropriate.
The full article is available here.