Americans With Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act specifically addresses the rights of disabled workers and the responsibilities of their employers.

  • Employers may not discriminate on the basis of disability when an applicant is otherwise qualified to do the job.
  • Employers are limited in what they may ask an applicant about his or her disability.
  • Requires employers to make reasonable accommodations that do not present an undue hardship.
  • Applies to all businesses with 15 or more employees.
  • Complaints of discrimination must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
  • Employees or applicants may sue only after receiving a “right to sue” letter from the EEOC.

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