ILRHR 6410

ILRHR 6410

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Despite the two decades that have passed since the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with disabilities continue to face numerous obstacles to gaining and maintaining employment within the U.S. workforce. We will begin the course with a discussion of the importance of this problem - for people with disabilities, employers, and for society at large - and then discuss employment legislation that has been passed in an effort to improve the employment of people with disabilities. A major component of this legislation has to do with reasonable accommodations, yet there continues to be insufficient understanding of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation and the likely costs associated with providing these accommodations, both of which we will cover in the third week of the course. We will then move into a discussion of human resource management topics related to the hiring, career development, and performance management of people with disabilities. We will spend the last week situating all of this within a broader discussion of diversity management in organizations, as people with disabilities have not consistently been included in the diversity agenda of organizations.

When Offered Spring (seven-week session).

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14869 ILRHR 6410   LEC 001

    • M Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 27 - Mar 18, 2016
    • Bruyere, S