A supervisor notified of an employee's disability and request for reasonable accommodation should immediately forward the request to the Office of Employee Services, with a copy to the department head.
8.2 The Office of Employee Services will contact the employee to discuss and obtain additional information regarding the requested accommodation.
In addition to including bodily function, this act made it clear that an impairment is still a disability if it is episodic or goes into remission, as long as it limits a major life function or bodily system when active.
In other words, the determination should be made regardless of the effect of mitigating measures such as medication, lifestyle changes, or therapy.
All jurisdictions in Canada have a broad range of policies, programs and initiatives aimed at providing support to persons with disabilities and their families and promoting their inclusion and full participation in Canadian society.
Canada's federal structure allows governments to work together to find innovative and practical solutions to challenges and to adopt policies and programs tailored to local needs and circumstances. Read together with Canada's Common Core Document, the report includes information about the implementation of the Convention in Canada, and explains key federal, provincial and territorial (F-P/T) laws, policies and programs related to the rights of persons with disabilities.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which was signed into law in 2008, adds to employer responsibilities.
The employee will be asked to provide a written request for accommodation, including the name and title of the employee, the disability, and the specific accommodation requested.
The employee will also be asked to provide a medical statement to the Office of Employee Services within a reasonable time from the date of notification.
This amendment was brought about to provide a clear mandate reinstating the protection available under the ADA and to reject the incorrect requirements brought into effect by cases such as those mentioned earlier.
These court cases had narrowed the scope of the ADA, eliminating many people who congress had originally hoped to protect with the ADA.