The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued what it calls a comprehensive question and answer guide on the rights of workers with disabilities.
The guides looks at how the Americans With Disabilities Act, which the EEOC enforces, applies, or doesn’t, to a wide range of performance and conduct issues.
The topics discussed include performance and conduct standards, attendance, dress codes, drug and alcohol use and the circumstances in which employers can ask questions about employees’ disabilities.
“The EEOC continues to receive numerous questions on these topics from employers and from individuals with disabilities, indicating that there is still a high level of uncertainty about how the ADA affects these fundamental personnel issues,” said commission chair Naomi C. Earp.
To view the guide go to: www.eeoc.gov/facts/performance-conduct.html