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Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

G-39: Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Adoption Date: 01/22/92  |  Revision Date: 05/18/98  |  Revision Date: 02/27/07  |  Revision Date: 08/26/08

Prairie State College shall recognize and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PL-101336. The ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees to enable them to perform the essential functions of their position.

With regard to employment, the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. As an employer, Prairie State College must provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability. Undue hardship means significant difficulty or expense which must be determined in light of the nature and cost of the possible accommodation, the size and resources of the employer, and the type of operation.

In order to enable the employee to perform the essential functions of his/her employment, or apply for employment, the College, consistent with the ADA, is not required to make any accommodation that will cause it undue hardship.