Monroe County, Tennessee
Effective: June, 2019
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Monroe County, Tennessee will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its service, programs, or activities.
Employment: Monroe County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in hiring or employment practices, and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: Monroe County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to affective communication for qualified persons with disabilities, so they can participate equally in Monroe County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communicators accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vison impairments.
Modification to Policies and Procedures: Monroe County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.
For example: Individuals with service animals are welcomed in all Monroe County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity, should contact the County’s ADA Coordinator, Brandon West, by phone at (423) 572-2582, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Our Responsibilities: The ADA does not require Monroe County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. However, Monroe County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability, or any group of individuals with disabilities, to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aid/services or reasonable modifications of policy.
To file a Grievance visit: Grievance Form Link