Moving beyond misperceptions: The provision of workplace accomodationsJournal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation (2009)
AbstractThis mixed-methods study examined the provision of workplace accommodations in the health care, hospitality, and retail sectors. First, focus groups with administrators from each sector revealed that accommodations costs were viewed as minimal (although frontline managers were perceived as having misperceptions). Second, the provision of accommodations as documented through human resources records for health care and hospitality indicated that accommodations were infrequent, not costly, and provided to employees with disabilities. Finally, retail employees (irrespective of disability status) reported many more accommodations than health care and hospitality workers. To dispel misperceptions related to accommodations, education is critical and social workers are well-positioned for this role.
- Americans with Disabilities Act,
- mixed methods
Citation InformationKatherine McDonald, Brigida Hernandez, Nicole LePera, Monna Shahna, et al.. "Moving beyond misperceptions: The provision of workplace accomodations" Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation Vol. 8 Iss. 3-4 (2009)
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