Employment Paper

Submitted By diezandre12
Words: 2361
Pages: 10

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> South Carolina’s Employment Laws for People with Disabilities
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> Abstract
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> This paper includes three different sources that address the employment laws for people with physical limitations. Research for this paper was conducted on online(Internet)and off-line (non-internet).The three different sources all address the employment laws and the different strategic plans required to implement these laws at their companies .
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> Introducing New Technology for Physically Limited Employees
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> Jonathan was born with a physical limitation. He is required to use a walker in order to help him perform his daily activities .Jonathan applied for a job at a local technology center, he was denied this job. Jonathan feels like he was denied this job due to his physical limitations. There are three types of physical limitations one includes Mobility limitation. People with mobility limitations may be stopped by barriers most people don’t notice –a high curb, a flight of stairs – people with mobility problems are the ones who may come to mind when access is mentioned. Another physical limitation includes the use of hands and arms. This involves the difficulty using hands or arms ,which may or may not accompany mobility difficulties. People with this disability can find themselves frustrated in a world where gripping, turning, or pushing something with a finger is often a means of access(opm.gov).The third physical limitation includes the speech difficulties. Speech difficulties pose challenges to communication, they make phone conversation difficult or impossible, and often lead to frustrating exchanges in restaurants, doctors’ offices, and stores. They can bring with them the sometimes mistaken assumption that someone who doesn’t speak clearly has either a cognitive disability a mental illness(opm.gov). Causes of speech difficulties include neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy, throat-cancer surgery, autism, and mental retardation. The Americans with Disabilities act was created for people with physical limitation and or disabilities. Physical disabilities include loss of arm or leg, blindness, and other chronic illnesses such as cancer (Rabinotwitz 2). Mental disabilities include depression and learning disorders.
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> There are many laws that are set in place for people with limitations when it comes to how they should be treated. When people with physical limitations are hired they are still required to meet all basic qualifications requirements for the job in order to be hired, as is true for non-disabled people who are hired. Qualified individuals with disabilities must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(opm.gov). The Executive Order 13163, which became effective in July, 2000, calls for Federal agencies to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities employed at all levels and occupations in the Federal Government(opm.gov). It focuses attention on the need to hire and advance qualified individuals with disabilities within the Federal Government. The Executive Order 13163 also requires each Federal agency to have a plan as to how it will increase the opportunities for individuals to be hired in the agency. President Bush recognized the value of full participation of people with disabilities in America’s workforce. In his Freedom Initiative, announced in February, 2001, he stated his commitment to " tearing down the remaining barriers to equality that face Americans with disabilities" and declaring his intention to "… increase the ability of Americans with disabilities to integrate into the workforce."
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> Recommend a plan to manage the HRM…