Employment Accommodations for People with Disabilities: Does Gender Really Matter?

Helen P Hartnett, Leslie Tower, Crystal Harper, Jessica Lech, Candice Rubin, Ann Hirsh

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AbstractThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employersto provide reasonable accommodations for any qualified individual with adisability. By examining the ongoing evaluation data from the Job AccommodationNetwork (JAN), this study seeks to investigate whether or not genderdifferences are present in the reasonable accommodation process. Open andclosed-ended data are collected using a 20-minute structured telephoneinterview of JAN customers (n= 1,247; 44% response rate). The results show veryfew differences between men’s and women’s accommodation request types, whetheror not accommodations were granted, the costs of requested accommodations, andsatisfaction with JAN. A significant difference, however, was found by genderon the effectiveness of the accommodation.  Key Words: Accommodations, Disabilities, Gender, Employment, Social Work Practice

Keywords


Accommodations; Disabilities; Gender; Employment; Social Work Practice

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v34i3.3825

Copyright (c) 2014 Helen P Hartnett, Leslie Tower, Crystal Harper, Jessica Lech, Candice Rubin, Ann Hirsh



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