Policy on accommodating disabilities of employees
MIT is obligated to provide reasonable accommodation during the interview process for candidates with disabilities.Supervisors should consult their Human Resources Officer or the Office of Disability Services at (617) 253-4572.The ultimate goal of the ADA is to break down societal barriers and give all Americans equal rights regardless of disabilities, much in the way that equal rights are extended to individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, age, and national origin. Since 1994, employers with 15 or more employees have been subject to ADA requirements, including private companies, state and local governments, labor unions, and employment agencies.
This page contains Cornell University's most up-to-date versions of human resource policies for all staff and faculty, and supersedes all previous versions.
Medical-related information shall be confidential, except for those supervisors, safety personnel, compliance officers, or other specified individuals who have a need to know.
In general, it is the responsibility of the individual with a disability to inform the employer that an accommodation is needed.
In order to initiate a request for disability accommodation, you may fill out the Cover Page and Medical Verification Form and return those to Medical Leaves.
However, if you would rather speak with someone from Medical Leaves before submitting a request, please contact us and we will be happy to further discuss your situation.However, hiring employees with disabilities can be a tricky endeavor for employers, and many disabled people don’t realize all of the employment rights they actually have until it’s too late.