In the past five years the number of charges alleging discrimination based on diabetes filed under the ADA has increased 13% and the disease in on the rise, leading to the need for more information.
According to a press release, the fact sheet addresses frequently asked questions and topics such as:
- when diabetes is considered a disability under the ADA
- when it is permissible for an employer to ask an applicant or employee questions about his or her diabetes
- what are reasonable accommodations employees with diabetes may need on the job
- how an employer should handle safety concerns about people with diabetes in the workplace.
This diabetes fact sheet is the first in a series of releases addressing various illnesses and conditions and how they are dealt with in the workplace under the ADA, according to the release.
The publication is available at http://www.eeoc.gov .