EEOC Creates Resource Guide on Disabled Individuals for Employers

  11 September 2014

At as Summit on Disability and Employment, the White House announced a new guide for employers related to the employment of disabled individuals, created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The resource guide, Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities, provides employers with technical assistance tools in a question-and-answer format. The resource guide also identifies federal resources for employers interested in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting disabled individuals. It is also intended to answer common questions from employers related to the employment of disabled individuals. The helpful guide is divided into four sections as follows:

  1. Best Practices for Recruiting Candidates with Disabilities;
  2. Best Practices for Respecting, Retaining and Promoting Employees with Disabilities;
  3. Best Practices for Providing Reasonable Accommodations;
  4. The Legal Framework.

One important question addressed by the resource guide is “what can an interviewer ask about a person’s disability during the hiring process?