The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. In this regard, the University provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. The purpose of a reasonable accommodation is to remove workplace barriers for individuals with disabilities and to enable them to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
The term disability is broadly defined under the above laws to include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
- Physical impairment (includes pregnancy and “pregnancy-related condition”)
- Mental impairment (i.e., psychological); and
- Learning Disability
The Office of Employment Equity (OEE) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating requests for accommodation received from staff employees with disabilities. As an initial step, you should inform your supervisor or the Disability Specialist in OEE of the need for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability. You, a family member, or someone else designated by you may notify the University on your behalf of your need for a reasonable accommodation.
In order to request an accommodation, there are two (2) forms that you and your health care provider need to complete as part of OEE’s standard process. The first form is the Accommodation Request Form, which you need to complete. You also need to have your health care provider complete the Medical Inquiry Form. You may mail, e-mail, or fax (732-932-0049) these forms to the attention of the Disability Specialist in OEE once they have been completed.
For more information about disability accommodations, please refer to OEE’s Guidelines for Disability Accommodations. These Guidelines are established for the use of staff employees when making a request for accommodation. If you have specific questions regarding the Guidelines or the accommodation process, please contact the following person in OEE:
Daniel (“Dan”) McCabe, Disability Specialist
Office of Employment Equity
Phone: (848) 932-3974
Fax: (732) 932-0049
Email Daniel McCabe
For information regarding disability accommodations for faculty employees, please contact the Office of Academic Labor Relations.