The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. As an entity under Title II of the ADA, Drew University complies with this mandate by providing access to services, programs and activities, and employment. Drew University provides reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental impairments of otherwise qualified individuals, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship.
The ADA does not require that Drew University take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Outlined below is a quick three step reference regarding how employees can proceed in requesting workplace accommodations at Drew. However, it is essential that all employees review the University’s full Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy prior to submitting any forms to the Office of Human Resources. The policy provides a comprehensive understanding of the University’s legal requirements under the law, as well as a thorough step by step process and potential alternatives when requesting accommodations.
Submit Medical Doctor/Treating Professional Verification Form.
Provide comprehensive information from a current licensed medical doctor or treating professional who can document your disability or medical condition. This information should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the above self-identification form.
Meet for an intake appointment
Once the self-identification form and documentation have been submitted, Human Resources will begin the review process wherein you will receive an email from the Office of Human Resources requesting you to schedule an intake appointment.
The purpose of the intake is to learn first-hand, from the employee, what limitations you are experiencing and what accommodations will be needed. This interactive process allows both the employee and Human Resources to work together to determine the most appropriate accommodations. Please be advised that in order to complete the registration process and receive accommodations, you must meet in person or via zoom with the HR Manager and the Director of Accessibility Resources for an intake appointment.
Concerns that a program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the designated contact identified below.
Section 504 Coordinator is responsible for working with employees and their supervisors regarding ADA compliance and accommodation requests and assists in facilitating inquiries from the public regarding accommodation issues. Meredith Palmer, Associate Dean of Administration, (973) 408-3976.
The Office of Human Resources is the designated office that receives and reviews disability-related accommodation requests and supporting medical documentation in the workplace. The Office of Human Resources certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of such accommodations for employees. Fredricka Cox, Benefits Manager, (973) 408-3795 and Dana Giroux, (973) 408-3962. All email requests must be sent to email@example.com.