Engaging Today’s Workforce: The ADA & Return-to-Office Plans

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What Employers Should Know About the ADA in Light of Return-to-Office Plans

By Tony Dulgerian, Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs, MetLife 

As companies roll out virtual, hybrid, or in-office work models, they should evaluate their work and accommodation policies based on new and long-standing guidance from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Especially on the heels of the ADA’s 32nd anniversary, employers should be mindful of the personalized needs of individuals who may qualify for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

It is estimated that 61 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability.1 The ADA is intended to help fight discrimination in areas of public life, including the workplace. With this in mind, here are a few things for employers to consider as they establish remote, hybrid, or in-person work models:

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