ADA Training

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Discrimination Online Training Course

Managers and employees often struggle to understand how to apply legal standards and protections afforded persons with disabilities. Making matters worse, this is one area that not only creates legal risk—it is one where a misstep can hurt your culture, credibility, and brand. In 2008, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended to broaden disability protections, increasing the scope of disability and the number of potential people covered by the protections. This course informs managers and employers on the laws so they can “issue spot” and seek guidance from HR professionals. This is a general course to teach people the basics of ADA protection and corresponding state disability laws. The course teaches learners how to identify when workplace situations involve a disability issue that requires guidance from the HR team. Learners also have direct access to Emtrain’s course experts and can anonymously ask questions via our innovative Expert Q&A feature.  

Course Description

This course introduces managers and employees to the basics of disability law and how to spot and address common workplace situations that may include hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs and other terms of employment. It helps learners understand the definition of disability, who is a qualified individual, and the interactive process required by disability laws. Overlapping disability laws are explained and explored. This course also explains what constitutes a reasonable accommodation to disability and provides workplace examples illustrating common reasonable accommodations, as well as missteps and potential areas of conflict.


Course Snapshot

Course length: 40 minutes (manager) / 20 minutes (employee)

Audience: Managers and employees

Key Concepts

  • What is a disability?
  • Who are qualified individuals?
  • What is a reasonable accommodation?
  • How do you identify persons with disabilities?
  • How do you verify a disability?
  • What is an interactive process?
  • Overlapping and related laws
  • Examples of and how to prevent disability discrimination

Program Experts

Course Features

  • Gives learners access to an Emtrain expert for best practices on this topic
  • Tailored to include your branding and policy
  • Available in English