BUSINESS LAW WEEK 5 DISCUSSION - 21247

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1.How has the ADA been changed by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008?  Did Congress get it right this time?  Will the new law be more effective at protecting employees with disabilities? (Ch 10)

2.What challenges might an employee with a disability face in your workplace?  What kinds of reasonable accommodations would be appropriate? (Ch 10)

3.Describe an example from your organization or your experience related to some aspect of religion in the workplace.  How did the situation play out? What were the ramifications for all involved? Should anything have happened or been handled differently? (Ch 10)

4.Does the Family and Medical Leave Act go far enough? Too far? What, if any, changes would you make to the FMLA? (Ch 11)

5.Should Title VII be amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation? Why or why not?  How likely do you think it is to happen, and in what timeframe? (Ch 11)

6.Should employers with multi-lingual workforces be allowed to adopt English-only rules? Under what circumstances?  Explain your reasoning. (Ch 11)

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Week 5 BA370 Discussion Post 1. What challenges might an employee with a disability face in your workplace? What kinds of reasonable accommodations would be appropriate? (Ch 10) I work in an industrial environment that has several challenges to workers with disabilities and in my time at the command I have seen numerous accommodations. A worker that develops a disability like a rigger on the waterfront may have to be accommodated in an environment like supply processing requisitions. Someone that develops hearing loss to the point of being legally disabled may also be removed from certain industrial jobs that hearing is vital. Again this requires accommodation in an environment that hearing is not part of the essential elements of the job. Even accommodating someone in our upper base buildings still may require a building that has an elevator if the job is on the second floor. Having established exits in the event of a casualty is first and foremost in placing someone of mobility issue. This means finding accommodation in a shop that supports not only their safety but the safety of the shop. If you have to worry about getting someone out, your personal safety will be comprised. I could go on but these are just a few of the issues that I have dealt with or know about. 2. Describe an example from your organization or your e