Linda Carter BatisteDirector of Services and Publications
Linda Carter Batiste is the Director of Services and Publications for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability-related employment issues. She has been with JAN since 1992.
Linda has in-depth training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws and specializes in providing practical guidance and solutions for ADA compliance. Her areas of interest include service animals as workplace accommodations, addictions, and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.
Linda has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University's College of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling/vocational evaluation and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the West Virginia Bar, and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).
- Dealing with Improper Requests for Medical Documentation from an Employer
- Employment Agencies and Title I of the ADA
- Last Chance Agreements for Employees with Drug and Alcohol Addictions
- Addressing Requests for Sit/Stand Workstations
- Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace: A Practical Approach
- How does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Apply to Employees Who Have Infertility?
- Using Third-Party Vendors to Process Accommodation Requests
- Does the ADA Apply to Foreign Employment?
- Accommodations Related to Commuting To and From Work
- Affirmative Action and Disability: What Can Employers Ask?
- Volunteers and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Requesting and Negotiating a Reasonable Accommodation
- How to Determine Whether a Person Has a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)
- Service Animals and Allergies in the Workplace
- Processing Vaccination Accommodation Requests Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Making Shared Workspace More Accessible for Employees with Disabilities
- Disclosing a Disability Before an Accommodation is Needed
- A Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic
- How to Inform an Employer That an Accommodation is Not Effective and a Sample Letter
- The ABCs of Inclusion
- It’s 2020 and the ADA is Turning 30!
- Streamlining the Interactive Process When Accommodating Job Applicants
- You Did What?? Dealing with Undocumented Accommodations
- Giving Hiring Preference to People with Disabilities
- Can’t Ban Fragrances? Consider a Fragrance Free Zone
- My Disability Made Me Do It! When It Does and Doesn’t Matter
- Hepatitis and Food Service Jobs – Know Your ABC’s!
- Applying the ADA in a Global Economy
- The Use of Sample Forms under the ADA
- Running Interference: Football or ADA?
- The ADA's Association Provision
- ADA or ADAAA, You Say "Potato" I Say "Patato"
- Much Ado About Mitigating Measures
- Medical Documentation: Think about What is Needed and Stop There!
- Accommodations Beyond Job Performance = Compliance and Inclusion
- Taking a Service Animal to a Job Interview Public Access or Reasonable Accommodation?
- Mother May I? Must I? Should I?
- Thumbs Up to the EEOC's Proposed Rule Regarding Personal Assistance Services