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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in the workplace. The Act states that an individual with a disability is one who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment

A “qualified” individual is a person who can perform the functions of the job in question—with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation includes:

  • Making existing facilities accessible for persons with disabilities
  • Job restructuring, changing work schedules, reassignment
  • Modifying or procuring equipment or devices, or providing qualified readers or interpreters

As long as it won’t cause undue hardship on the business, an employer must make reasonable accommodations to the disability of an applicant or employee. Here are some examples:

  • Providing a sign language interpreter for a deaf applicant during a job interview
  • An employee with diabetes may need regular breaks during the workday to monitor blood sugar and insulin levels
  • A blind employee may need a text-to-voice application

It’s important to remember that many people mistake illegal employment discrimination for unequal treatment, which is not illegal. Unequal treatment in the workplace might include personality conflicts, favoritism, or just plain unfairness—but it’s not against the law. The law provides protection against discrimination due to a particular characteristic, like a disability.

If you’ve suffered discrimination at work due to a disability, contact our law offices today for a consultation. We protect the rights and interests of all employees, and have 50 years combined experience doing so.

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