The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to provide fair and equitable treatment of the disabled through non-discriminatory practices and reasonable accommodations.
The ADA protects people who are disabled – defined as anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The law protects both job applicants and employees.
CCS supports and follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan law, as stated in the law. It is CCS’s policy not to discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant with regard to any terms or conditions of employment because of such individual’s disability or perceived disability so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. In addition, CCS provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability in accordance with the ADA and other applicable laws, except where such an accommodation is unreasonable or would create an undue hardship on CCS. Reasonable accommodation may also be provided to pregnant employees, even where they do not qualify as disabled under the ADA or state law.
Employees with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job should contact Human Resources. Requests for accommodation should be made as soon as possible after the need is known. Under Michigan law, the request for reasonable accommodation must be made in writing within 182 days of knowing of the need for such accommodation.
Employees who believe they or another employee have been treated in violation of this policy should follow the reporting procedure set forth above in the College’s Policy on Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment.