To illustrate the importance of proactive medical professional participation in Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accomodation cases, this article describes the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve a case involving a blue collar employee with a work-related lower back injury.
The problems in accomodating employees with back and spine injuries are being experienced by many employers.
To date, the largest number of discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Americans with Disabilities Act involve individuals with back and spine impairments.
This article identifies eight decision-points in the Americans with Disabilities Act accomodation process that are relevant to employers, persons with disabilities, medical professionals, union representatives, and legal counsel.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine légale, Législation, Droit travail, Patronat, Homme, Douleur, Rachis lombaire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Occupational exposure, Legal medicine, Legislation, Labour law, Employers, Human, Pain, Lumbar spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0328743
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 01/03/1996.