Disability Seminar Info on EEOC Web Site

May 24, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted information regarding its ongoing series of small business seminars on hiring the disabled to its Web site.

Users can access:

  • a seminar schedule,
  • a program overview,
  • a list of regional EEOC staff contacts, and
  • articles and press releases about the government anti-discrimination agency’s public awareness campaign on disability hiring

According to the EEOC, the seminars are customized for businesses that have between 15 and 100 employees, and even smaller companies that expect to expand. The agency said many of these employers don’t have a human resources department or staff with expertise on equal employment opportunity laws.

Workshops typically address such topics as:

  • permissible questions during job interviews,
  • reasonable accommodations allowing the disabled to perform a job,
  • recruitment resources, and
  • tax incentives

In some cases, EEOC is partnering with the US Department of Justice to offer information about Title III of the ADA, which covers public accommodations and commercial facilities.

Employers interested in working with EEOC to arrange a workshop in a location not already listed should call (202) 663-4963 or send email to NFIworkshops@eeoc.gov .

Visit the EEOC Web site .