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Julia's Story Accommodating an Employee With Schizophrenia

October 1, 1997
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Julia is a full-time pharmacist in a busy hospital. She works seven nights in a row then has seven night off. Her accommodation is she has an extra week off every nine to twelve months to adjust to her medication. Her accommodation has been successful throughout her five-year employment with this hospital.
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Must HR Diagnose Mental Disabilities

October 1, 1997
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New EEOC guidelines help define mental disabilities and clarify the employer's role in accommodating mentally disabled workers.
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When an Employee's Mental Condition Requires Medication

October 1, 1997
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Some HR managers who have an employee with a psychiatric disability have made compliance with medication a condition of continuing employment. Most experts agree in the field caution that approach.
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Resources Relocating People With Disabilities

June 1, 1997
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You'll have to make decisions on what accommodations to offer transferring employees who are dealing with disabling conditions, and there are resources you can access.
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Are You Prepared To Relocate Families With Special Needs

June 1, 1997
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Relocation can be tough enough under the best of circumstances. Add to the usual challenges an employee or family member with a serious disability, and you have another set of issues to address. Learn how to identify those issues -- and the resources to address them.
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New EEOC Guidelines Affect ADA Handling

February 1, 1997
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance on the interaction between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state workers' compensation laws. The new guidance touches a number of employment issues.
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Assisting the Disabled

July 1, 1996
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Today there are more devices to aid your hearing—, visually—and mobility—impaired employees. Often all that's needed is a minor modification.
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Strategies for Handling Specific Problem Behaviors

January 1, 1996
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Advice on how to best manage specific problem behaviors often associated with learning disabilities.
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Get the Best From Employees with Learning Disabilities

January 1, 1996
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Chances are, you either have, or will have, a few employees who have some kind of learning disability. Educate yourself now on how to manage these employees to peak performance.
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