UCP has compiled some helpful employment resources. Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer seeking to learn more about workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities, the following information will help.
When you are an individual with a developmental disability finding work can be challenging. That’s why UCP has compiled extensive resources for people with developmental disabilities to help them gain and maintain employment.
In addition, UCP compiled resources for employers who are interested in providing access and opportunities to people with disabilities.
Learn more about disability employment policies, best practices, workplace accommodations, performance standards and more. (Link to: https://ucpsacto.org/resources/employment-resources/employment-resources-for-employers/)
Before heading out on a job search, understand your rights and learn the laws, as both a job seeker and an employer.
Title I of the ADA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. For example, it prohibits discrimination in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment. It restricts questions that can be asked about an applicant’s disability before a job offer is made, and it requires that employers make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, unless it results in undue hardship. Learn more about the ADA and Employment.
An overview of protections in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, guaranteed to workers with disabilities under the ADA.
An overview for employers about the rights of employees with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Fact sheet on what constitutes disability discrimination in the workplace, how to file a grievance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and more.