Defending Job Analyses in ADA and Section 503 Cases
Clear, legally valid job descriptions including “essential job functions” are incredibly useful for many key functions in hiring and return-to-work (RTW) programs. They are especially valuable during litigation over jobs requiring high skills and physical demands, most commonly found in utilities, police, fire, and some manufacturing or transport industries.
The most legally defensible essential job functions are identified in a formal worksite study that typically validates several key items:
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