Question:

Does an employer have to make accommodations for a deaf person?

viven sordos: el empleo

Título 1 de la Americans with Disabilities Act establece que los empleadores deben proporcionar modificaciones razonables a los lugares de trabajo y equipos de trabajo para dar cabida a personas con discapacidad. Específicamente, destaca que los empleadores deben proveer dispositivos TTY, alarmas visuales de advertencia (detectores de humo y otras alarmas) y circuito cerrado de televisión, entre otras cosas para ayudar a hacer un sordo o enfermo su trabajo.

También, para los empleados federales, la Sección 501 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973, 29 USC 791 requiere que el gobierno federal? Prácticas Acción afirmativa para contratar y promover los trabajadores discapacitados.? Esto incluye proporcionar igualdad de acceso a oportunidades de formación y promoción.

Las leyes no cubren sólo alguien que ya ha estado en el entorno de trabajo. Un empleador también debe adaptarse a un sordo o enfermo durante una entrevista. El gobierno federal también debe proporcionar intérpretes para los empleados federales, si se solicita un intérprete.

Los empleadores privados podrán deducir el costo de cualquier tipo de alojamiento hecho para las personas sordas o con discapacidad auditiva. También pueden ser elegibles para créditos fiscales especiales. Si uno se encuentra que los empleadores no cumplen con la normativa que en relación con la contratación de personas con discapacidad, puede estar sujeta a responsabilidad.

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