The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 30 years ago, with the goal of increasing access and opportunities for people with disabilities in employment and other aspects of everyday life. While there are many signs of progress — from ADA-accessible subway stations to recreational facilities— disability discrimination remains a persistent workplace issue. In FY 2019, disability discrimination made up 33.4% of all discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), second only to retaliation charges (53.8%).
Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training and diversity training, today announced a new course for employees and managers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all aspects of employment, and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
Unconscious bias, also known as implicit bias or hidden bias, continues to be a timely HR topic, as organizations tackle the challenges of improving workplace diversity, inclusion and equity amid protests against racism and a global pandemic. As part of a multi-pronged approach, unconscious bias training can help employees and managers address their personal bias and the biases of others, and mitigate their effect on business decisions and workplace culture.
Staffing Industry Review, July 21, 2020 – In the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s CLO, is among the workplace experts who discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging for staffing firms and other organizations within the workforce solutions ecosystem.
“We have a responsibility to contribute to a more equitable society, and our piece of that is to help create and maintain more equitable organizations.” – Andrew Rawson, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer, Traliant.
Lower Extremity Review, May, 2020 – Business owners and practitioners in podiatry, physical therapy, pedorthics and orthopedics are facing new challenges caused by COVID-19. In the May issue of LER magazine, Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s Chief Learning Officer, discusses how remote work policies, training and ongoing communication can help maintain a strong culture and enable a successful transition as staff return to the workplace.