Are you working on a litigated case involving work and disability? If so, I believe a job analysis can help you and your client, and in many ways! A job analysis involves the process of gathering and recording objective data about a specific job.
Capturing what the job is all about helps to evaluate what an employee does, why the work is done, how the work is done, results of the work, the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the work, and the context in which the work fits into the organizational structure.
And, as an analyzing kinda person, I’ll find direct connections to ways of the trade, and possibly record direct comments from incumbents or a worker who knows what’s going on!
A job analysis is helpful in many ways. Plus they’re fun to perform!
A complete analysis involves visiting the job site to witness the job being performed and interviewing supervisors and employees about the accuracy of existing job descriptions. (And that’s a story in itself!) It sure can be an interesting tour and communication experience!
For me to find out what actually takes place on a pertinent day to day basis (without being there obviously because I have my own job to do), consulting with management and incumbents of the job along with digital video recording, if helpful, allows for a critical analysis of the parameters of performance at a work place, including common physical demands of duties of a job. And trust me, a video can produce some humor too when’s it’s needed at work!
Once the job analysis describing the critical duties of the job, an evaluation of the work environment is completed, and a report written is prepared and presented, there, hopefully will be a greater understanding of the essential functions of the job. And to each person the job can be functionally different. It depends on how one goes about doing it!
This understanding allows me as a vocational expert to make recommendations for reasonable accommodations and to testify to the efforts of the employer to provide reasonable accommodations.
Need help with a litigated case involving disability and work?
I help with plaintiff/claimant and defense cases! I am not one sided!
Contact me, Amy E. Botkin, to discuss your client’s claim. I’m here to help you help your client!
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