Train bosses to avoid disability bias in hiring.

The EEOC is aggressively going after employers that put roadblocks in the way of hiring disabled people. Stay in compliance by making sure your hiring managers understand what kind of accommodations they must provide disabled applicants and employees.

Recent case: A senior living community hired a healthcare worker. She passed a post-hire physical exam and worked successfully for several weeks. Then her manager learned that she had nerve damage in one hand.

The manager told her to get another exam. That doctor said the employee technically met the exam standards, but he refused to let her pass unconditionally. The manager then fired her without determining if the...

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