EEOC Fact Sheet Addresses Lawyers with Disabilities

May 24, 2006 ( - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a new fact sheet addressing reasonable accommodations for attorneys with disabilities.

According to an EEOC press release, one goal of the fact sheet is to dispel the myth that attorneys with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation are less competent or less productive than attorneys without disabilities. The fact sheet discusses the rights and responsibilities of both legal employers and attorneys with disabilities in addressing reasonable accommodation issues.

The publication features real-life examples to provide all kinds of legal employers – including law firms, government agencies, corporations, law schools, and nonprofit organizations – with specific ideas on the wide range of accommodations available for lawyers with various disabilities, the announcement said.

The fact sheet is here .