114 Americans with Disabilities Act/Amendments Act

Spelman is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Amendments Act 2008 ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. All employment practices and activities are conducted on a non-discriminatory basis.

Hiring procedures have been reviewed and provide persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Spelman will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided an adequate opportunity to apply for and be considered for all jobs. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant’s ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

Spelman will provide reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of any employee, if such accommodations are required in order for the employee to perform the essential functions of the employee’s job and the accommodation would not cause undue hardship. All employment decisions are based on the merit of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal pay and other forms of compensation (or changes in compensation) as well as in job assignments, classifications, organizational structures, and position descriptions. The compensation of qualified individuals with disabilities will not be reduced because of the cost of any reasonable accommodation provided by Spelman to an employee. Leave of all types will be available to all employees on an equal basis.

Spelman is also committed to not discriminating against any qualified employees or applicants because they are related to or associated with a person with a disability. Spelman will follow any state or local law that provides individuals with disabilities greater protection than the ADA and Amendments Act.

This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Spelman is committed to taking all other actions necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and Amendments Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Policy No.  114  Effective Date:  9/1/2000  Revision Date:  4/14/2014