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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment in which dignity, decency, and respect are the hallmarks of its culture. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute which provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, State and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA was designed to remove barriers which prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from enjoying the same opportunities that are available to persons without disabilities. Similar protections are provided by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The ADA provides that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The university will provide reasonable accommodations in employment to individuals with disabilities unless the reasonable accommodation would impose an undue hardship of the operation of the university's business or would change an essential function of the position. The Office of Human Resources is committed to engaging in an interactive process during the accommodation when a request is made.

Provide below is the employees guide on requesting a reasonable accommodation. Please contact Lelanya Douet, Director, HR Compliance and EEO Programs for information and assistance with requesting a reasonable accommodation: (337) 482-2921 or hrcompliance@louisiana.edu.

Employee Guide on Requesting Workplace Accomodation

What is a reasonable accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. The university will provide a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.