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Disability Accommodation for Employees and Applicants Policy

Disability Accommodation for Employees and Applicants Policy


The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to the University community to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Revised), the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA), the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the Ohio Civil Rights Act (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112), and any other related state or local laws. Additionally, this policy supports our intentions to increase access and inclusion for disabled persons.


All University employees and applicants for employment.

Policy History

I. Effective Date: March 22, 2007

II. Approval: August 1, 2023

III. History:

  • Approved in its original form: March 22, 2007
  • Approved as amended: December 23, 2013
  • Approved as amended: March 4, 2022
  • Approved as amended: August 1, 2023

IV. Maintenance of Policy: Vice President for Human Resources


In accordance with federal and state law, it is the policy of the University of Dayton to provide equal employment opportunity to and not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for employment because of a physical or mental disability. Also, upon request, the University will provide a reasonable accommodation to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job sought or held, provided the accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the University.

In addition, the University will, upon request, provide a reasonable accommodation to a known limitation resulting from a physical or mental condition (whether or not it constitutes a disability) of which the employee has made the University aware and that relates to, is affected by, or arises out of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, provided the accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the University.

The University's commitment to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities will include but not be limited to practices involving hiring, recruiting, advertising, retention, training, classification/compensation, benefits, transfers, promotions, termination and layoff.

Employees or applicants with questions about disability accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at or 937-229-2541.

Reference Documents

  1. University of Dayton Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity

For questions relating to the University policies of Human Resources, please contact:

Office of Human Resources