Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Accommodation

Loyola University Chicago is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and reasonable accommodation to qualified faculty, staff and applicants for employment with disabilities in accordance with our Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action & Non-Discrimination Policy and applicable law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
 
Under the ADA, a qualified individual with a disability who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation is protected from discrimination due to their disability. Individuals related to or associated with a person with a disability are also protected from discrimination.
 
Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation
 
The University has established the following procedures to ensure the compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
To request an accommodation to perform the essential functions of a job, faculty and staff with disabilities and applicants for employment with disabilities should contact Human Resources at 773.508.3140 or hr-lsc@luc.edu. Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) at LUC.edu/sswd or 773.508.3700.
The faculty or staff member will be required to submit an oral or written request for reasonable ADA accommodation to Human Resources. The faculty or staff member will then be requested to complete and sign an ADA Authorization to Use and Disclose Protected Health Information Release Form. This signed release form authorizes the faculty or staff member’s health care provider(s) to provide Loyola’s Human Resources Department with protected health information to assist Loyola in assessing the faculty or staff member’s request for reasonable accommodations within the meaning of the ADA. We will request information from the health care provider(s) regarding (a) impairment(s); (b) the major life activity or activities that the impairment(s) substantially limits; (c) what specific limitations the impairment(s) may place on job performance and/or specific job functions; and (d) any suggestions the health care provider(s) may have of ways Loyola can accommodate a faculty or staff member to allow the faculty or staff member to perform the essential functions of a job.
 
Timeframe for processing requests
 
Requests for accommodation by a faculty or staff member will be processed as expeditiously as possible and dependent on proper supporting medical documentation being received, or if special equipment must be ordered. Requests by or on behalf of an applicant will be processed expeditiously, using timeframes tailored to the application process. Any denial or refusal to provide a requested reasonable accommodation will be provided in writing to the requestor.
 
Confidentiality
 
Requests for reasonable accommodation, related documentation (such as request confirmation receipts, requests for additional information, and decisions regarding accommodation requests), and any medical or disability-related information provided to the university will be treated as confidential medical records and maintained in a separate medical file.
 
Responsibilities
 
The University’s Affirmative Action Officer has assumed responsibility for assuring equal access to employment opportunities for faculty, staff and applicants with disabilities and questions regarding compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or our Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action & Non-Discrimination Policy can be directed to:
 
Winifred Williams, PhD
VP for Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Lewis Towers—Suite 820
820 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6175
wwilliams5@luc.edu
External Resources:
How to file a Discrimination Complaint
Contact your campus Human Resources office, 312.915.6175 or use the EthicsLine Reporting Hotline at LUC.edu/ethicsline or 855.603.6988 to file a complaint.
(rev. 12/16/2015)