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Organizational Diversity

Organizational Diversity - absenteeism Myth 5 • Employers...

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Organizational Diversity People with Disabilities From ThinkBeyondtheLabel.com
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Myth 1 Hiring persons with disabilities increases workers’ comp rates. False: rates are based on the relative hazards of the operation and accident history
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Myth 2 Providing accommodations is expensive False: majority of workers with disabilities do not need accommodations to perform their jobs, for those who do, the cost is usually minimal. 56% of accommodations cost less than $600, with many costing nothing at all.
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Myth 3 ADA forces hiring unqualified workers False: BFOQs apply to everyone
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Myth 4 Higher rate of absenteeism False: Studies show no difference in
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Unformatted text preview: absenteeism Myth 5 • Employers can’t fire employees with disabilities False: – Termination unrelated to disability, or – Termination for cause (BFOQ), or – Employee’s disability poses an immediate risk to health or safety in the workplace Upsides • Business case – Popular with the public – Helps reach an underserved segment • Tax incentives – Small business tax credit ($5,000) – Architectural and transportation ($15,000) – Work opportunities tax credit (up to $2,400) Films on Demand http://digital.films.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/p “Managing Diversity in Business”, segments 10 and 11...
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