MILLENNIUMS WORKFORCE RIGHTS
For years, big companies have set the rules for which employees had to follow in order
to maintain their jobs. Discrimination for language barrier, race, color, age, disability
and more was nothing easy to fight against; until The American with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA) came into effect. Such an important law has brought many changes in all
directions within management, employees, hiring process, ergonomics, new job opening
as EEO or Human Resources specialist. These changes are not only seen at the work
place but at the educational level, as engineers learn to design a better and accessible
working place for the disabled. We will review some examples of how the ADA has
made it possible for employers and employees to understand and modify
misconceptions and how human resource managers to comply with laws and
regulations in this subject.
Workforce adapting to comply with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990
Society behaves in accordance to their values and experiences and for the majority
of us, we do not have to deal with a disabled person.
Yes in deed, we all know
someone in the family or a friend, but this group of people is a minority in our society. In
the early 1900's, as the industry became a major factor in our economy, the need for
more competent workers was created. The main directional (top to bottom) leadership
was to direct the workforce for many years to come. During this time, they selected
their employees as they wanted and the Constitution said very little about equality at
work. So they did, as they perceived. Eventually a more educated and aggressive
society was booming, and the laws concerning minorities were changing also. In 1990,
the Congress presented a new Act that changed forever the "old ways"...