Job Descriptions should include essential functions of the position and if reliable transportation or a valid driver’s license are essential functions then those qualifications could be listed. If a company, however, incorrectly identifies driving as an essential function for a particular position and excludes an individual whose disability makes driving impossible, they may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For example, a home health aide that visits patients’ homes would require reliable transportation to visit the home, and therefore that would be considered an essential function. That same position, however, would not necessarily need a valid driver’s license since the reliable transportation could be public transportation.
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