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Title: Americans With Disabilities Act: Considerations, Concerns and Possible Problem Areas for the Police and Law Enforcement Administrator
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:40  Issue:3  Dated:(March 1992)  Pages:59,61-67
Author(s): J E Scuro Jr
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 8
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police agencies will have difficulty complying with the ambiguities in interpretation and application of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 due to the specialized requirements and qualifications inherent in law enforcement.
Abstract: The law aims to protect disabled individuals from discrimination in employment ranging from the prohibition of specific requirements for initial employment to the requirement that public buildings, workplaces, and facilities be modified to provide access to disabled individuals. Countless State and local law enforcement agencies may inadvertently and unintentionally be in violation of the law when it becomes effective as a result of what are considered, by most police agencies, to be routine and acceptable pre-employment, preliminary screening procedures. Therefore, administrators and officials seeking specific solutions should consult an attorney to discuss specific areas of concern and potential negative litigation. In addition, they should establish a working relationship with the local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Compliance Officer to clarify their interpretation of EEOC regulations in given situations and to initiate contact before a confrontational situation relating to an official investigation occurs.
Main Term(s): Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Persons with Disabilities; Regulations compliance
Index Term(s): Federal Code; Police personnel selection; Police policy development
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