In honor of the 30th Anniversary of when the #AmericanswithDisabilitiesAct was signed, Nance discusses #ableism and the #falsebeliefs about what people with #physicallimitations can and can’t do. These false beliefs can get you sued. Three tips:
- Always focus on the #essentialfunctions of the job
- Trust the candidates or employees to know their limitations and communicate them
- Defer to the doctors and other professionals, but be willing to discuss options
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Nance L. Schick, Esq., is a workplace attorney, ethno-religious mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. Her goal is to keep you out of court and build your conflict resolution skills so everyone has a better work experience. She helps managers and business owners have empowering conversations about emotionally-charged issues such as gender, race, religion, and disability. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution, and an award-winning entrepreneur acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018 & 2019), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards).