Jon Schorsch is a deacon at Mill Creek Community Church and is involved with the United Way as well as the Port of Seattle Police Department Benevolent Association. A former police sergeant, Jon Schorsch also worked at the King County Department of Public Defense. Additionally, he possesses technical expertise in COBRA, OSHA, FMLA, and the ADA, among other areas. The ADA refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
In addition to prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities, the ADA helps to ensure equal opportunities for disabled Americans. Under the law, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees unless it would cause an undue hardship. Reasonable accommodations include a wide range of workplace modifications that help disabled individuals do their jobs. For example, an employer may modify desks or facilities so that a person in a wheelchair can utilize them or modify scheduled work hours to allow an employee to receive medical care.
For additional information on the ADA and reasonable accommodations, visit www.ada.gov.