Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer seeking to learn more about workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities, the following employment resources can help.
Job Seekers: At UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, we know that finding work isn’t easy, and when you are an individual with a developmental disability, it can be even more challenging. In an effort to make the job market seem a little more approachable, UCP has compiled extensive resources for people with developmental disabilities to help them gain and maintain employment.
Employers: In addition, UCP compiled resources for employers who are interested in providing access and opportunities to people with disabilities.
- Learn more about disability employment policies, best practices, workplace accommodations, performance standards and more.
Know Your Rights
Before heading out on a job search, understand your rights and learn the laws, as both a job seeker and an employer.
Employment Resources: Laws & Regulations
Title I of the ADA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. For example, it prohibits discrimination in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment. It restricts questions that can be asked about an applicant’s disability before a job offer is made, and it requires that employers make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, unless it results in undue hardship. Learn more about the ADA and Employment.
- The ADA: Your Employment Rights as a Person with a Disability
An overview of protections in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, guaranteed to workers with disabilities under the ADA.
- The ADA: Guide for Employers
An overview for employers about the rights of employees with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
- EEOC Disability Discrimination
Fact sheet on what constitutes disability discrimination in the workplace, how to file a grievance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and more.