EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Hearing Disabilities and the ADA

By Thomas McKinney

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently released an updated resource document regarding the rights and responsibilities of employees and job applicants with hearing disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a federal law in the United States that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, and other areas. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and imposes penalties for discrimination based on disability. The document provides guidance on disability-related questions, the use of accessible technologies, employer concerns, and potential forms of discrimination. This resource document is significant as it ensures that individuals with hearing disabilities receive equal treatment in the workplace and are protected against discrimination.

The document emphasizes the employer’s obligation to provide a fair workplace for all employees and job applicants who need reasonable accommodations and clarifies that discrimination against individuals with hearing disabilities is prohibited under the ADA. The guide also covers topics such as harassment and retaliation and provides practical examples and scenarios to assist both employers and employees in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the ADA

Updated Resource Document

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Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.