VII. 703 - Disability Accommodation
Drury University is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. All employment practices and activities are conducted on a non-discriminatory basis.
Hiring procedures have been reviewed and provide persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant's ability to perform the essential functions of his or her position.
Post-offer medical examinations are required only for those positions in which there is a bona fide job-related physical requirement. They are given to all persons entering the position only after conditional job offers. Medical records will be kept confidential and separate from all other records of employment.
The university can reasonably accommodate any disability without undue hardship and which does not create a direct threat to the person or other person. The university welcomes suggestions on how and what accommodation can or should be made. All employment decisions are based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal pay and other forms of compensation (or changes in compensation) as well as in job assignments, classifications, organizational structures, and position descriptions. Leave of all types will be available to all staff members on an equal basis.
Drury University is also committed to not discriminating against any qualified staff members or applicants because they are related to or associated with a person who has a disability. Drury University will follow any state or local law that provides individuals with disabilities greater protection than the ADA.