§309a. Employment of persons with disabilities

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/013/00309a
Published: 2015

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309a. Employment of persons with disabilities

(a) The

Commissioner shall adopt rules under chapter 25 of this title in consultation

with appropriate vocational rehabilitation agencies, interested private

associations and organizations, and interested individuals to establish

procedures on the employment of persons with disabilities.

(b) Rules

adopted by the Commissioner shall allow flexibility with respect to hiring

persons with a disability. The Commissioner may require certification by the

Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living to accompany the

usual application for employment. The Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and

Independent Living shall indicate in its certification that:

(1) the

applicant is physically qualified to do the work without hazard to himself or

herself or others; and

(2) the

applicant is competent to maintain himself or herself in a work environment.

(c) The

Commissioner, in his or her discretion, may waive qualifications which exclude

a person with a disability who is otherwise qualified. A waiver may apply to

competitive entrance examinations, provisions relating to previous experience,

or any other requirement for qualification. A waiver is to be used for equal

access to employment, not for an advantage. (Added 1977, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), §

1, eff. April 3, 1978; amended 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1993, No. 210

(Adj. Sess.), § 12; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.),

§ 6.)